Deputy ‘gives back’ by being Big Brother


Once a week 9-year-old Richie Emery, a student at Riverlawn Elementary School, gets a visit from a Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

While some might view weekly visits from law enforcement with trepidation, the visits don’t worry Rickie one bit. In fact, he looks forward to the hour he gets to spend with Sgt. Lucas Nester.

Sometimes they throw the football and sometimes they play board games like Battleship or Sorry. Sometimes they simply talk about Richie’s home life, school or “what’s up with” Richie’s twin sister.

Regardless what they do, Richie says visits with his “Big Brother,” Lucas Nester, make school more enjoyable.

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