Officer overcomes early hardships to become a cop
September 22, 2021
Sweet Home's newest police officer, Savannah Bradd, has wanted to be a cop since she was a high-school freshman.
As a young woman, she witnessed law enforcement at work firsthand. Her parents suffered from drug addiction (her father succumbed to heroin when she was 8), and as a result, she experienced homelessness during all four years of high school.
"I couch-hopped from friend to friend," she said of that period. "Various families let me into their home for various amounts of time."
"I saw a lot of stuff growing up that kids that age generally don't see," Bradd continued. "The police woul...