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New officer from Land of Ten Thousand Lakes


October 21, 2020

Steve Carlson

There's a new cop in town, and he's come hundreds of miles to join Sweet Home's police department.

Steve Carlson is 37, and got into law enforcement after his grandfather died.

"He was my biggest role model growing up: seeing him come home in the uniform and the shiny boots and the badge," Carlson said. "I just remember telling them when I grow up, I'm going to be a police officer."

Carlson ended up working in management at a casino for nearly two decades, but it was always "just a job."

But his grandfather, on his deathbed, told Carlson "It's still OK to chase your dreams, it's not too lat...

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