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On Saturday, Mayor Neils Thueson swore Estrada in at City Hall in St. Anthony, which is a town of 3,500 people.
Estrada, who was named the international face of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) in 2000 and made a full-time deputy sheriff in Bedford County, Virginia, is living his dream of actually being involved in law enforcement – a dream he’s had since even before his acting days.
“I wanted to be a cop first and then I became an actor and then became a cop on TV. The TV thing allowed me to become a reserve officer in Indiana. I became a real cop,” he said. “How many people have that kind of blessing? I’ve been blessed that way. I’ve been lucky."
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The newest reserve officer for the St. Anthony police department has arrived. Welcome CHiPS star Eric Estrada!Posted by East Idaho News.com on Saturday, July 2, 2016