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Officer overcomes early hardships to become a cop


September 22, 2021

Benny Westcott

Savannah Bradd is one of Sweet Home's newest police officers.

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...

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