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Police officer fulfills childhood dream at South Plains Fair

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

There are many moving parts that go on behind the scenes at the South Plains Fair to make peoples' experience fun. One such job is security which is provided by off duty Lubbock Police Officers. Around ten to fifteen officers patrol the fairgrounds a day, but one of those is an officer who is fulfilling a life long dream.

"It's awesome. It's like a dream come true," said Sergeant Pete Lara.

He grew up in the area and has been attending the South Plains Fair since he was a little boy. He described being excited to come and eat the food, go on the rides and play the carnival games, but always looked up to the police officers with envy, wishing that he could be one of them, and now that he is, life is good.

He adds that so far this year the fair has been pretty busy.    

"The first night's always the busiest. It's the first night in town and then you see it kind of break off a little bit. They have different things that bring them out."

He says there are important safety tips that parents need to know.

"There are so many people out here that sometimes a child is looking off and they break away. If that happens, parents should tell him to look for police officers so he can get them to the first aid area."

And parents need to be able to be contacted at all times.

"Have their cell phones with them, probably on vibrate so they can feel it because the sound you probably won't hear it a lot of times."

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