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North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety shares 'why they wear the badge'

Officers with the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety took to YouTube to express why “they wear the badge.” (Source: YouTube). Officers with the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety took to YouTube to express why “they wear the badge.” (Source: YouTube).

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Officers with the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety took to YouTube to express why “they wear the badge.”

Officer Mike Frye, and other law enforcement officials with the department created and shared a video of different reasons for becoming a police officer during their #WhyIWearTheBadge campaign.

Each officer had a different answer. Their reasons for wearing the badge varied from wanting to keep the city of North Myrtle Beach safe to keeping drunk drivers off of the roads. Lt. Dana Griffin shared that when she was a child a police officer helped her, and she wanted to offer that same inspiration to someone else. Sergeant Heather Swarthout said she wears the badge “because lets face it, real heroes don't wear capes, and I wanted to be a hero for my son.”

According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the campaign is designed to highlight the diversity of commitment to the law enforcement profession.

Click here to see why more officers with NMB Department of Public Safety wear the badge.

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