Pioneer students meet K-9 Officer Dexter
Davis police Officer Lee Hatfield answers Pioneer Elementary School students' questions Wednesday morning while his K9 partner, Dexter, listens from the patrol car as part ofÂ the school's Red Ribbon Week activities. The theme for Wednesday was "Be a Team Player and Help Out Others," and kids wore their favorite team jerseys or shirts to school and brought a can of food to donate to the Yolo Food Bank. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo
The bad guys may fear Dexter, but Pioneer Elementary School students can't get enough of him.
The Davis Police Department's canine officer made a special visit to Pioneer on Wednesday as part of the school's celebration of Red Ribbon Week, a nationwide effort aimed at promoting positive peer pressure, healthy decision-making and living a life free of substance use.
The annual observance began in 1988 in response to the murder of Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena three years earlier. Continue Reading