OSAGE, Iowa – It’s “DARE Day” in Iowa and one local officer is doing his part to celebrate and educate.
DARE stands for drug abuse resistance and education.
Governor Terry Branstad proclaimed that Thursday would be a time for special focus on the issue across the state.
Osage police officer Rick LaGue has been a DARE officer for more than five years now and says he’s proud of what it’s accomplishing.
“I hope that they at least try to take to heart some of the lessons that we teach them on being able to say no to drugs and any of the other lessons that we have to go through,” said LaGue.
DARE was founded in 1984, and today teaches more than just staying away from drugs, but has expanded to help kids learn good decision-making skills to lead overall healthier lives.