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BY JUSTIN MINYARD
West Point Police Department Drug Abuse Resistant Program (DARE) Officer Zate McGee makes it a point to keep in close contact with the community's youth. McGee's commitment to serving the younger populace in the city has been officially recognized by the Memphis, Tenn. DARE offices as a result of her unwavering devotion to providing assistance and knowledge to impressionable children.
But McGee wasn't always a committed DARE instructor and juvenile officer. After moving to West Point in 1997, McGee served a stint at Bryan Foods pricing tenderloins. But it wasn't what she really wanted to endure. As far as she can remember, McGee said she has had a "passion for children." Thus, following her tenure with Bryan Foods, McGee moved on to a wholly different field. McGee's passion for children overwhelmed her as she decided to try her hands with teaching special education at Fifth Street School and West Point High School North Campus.
"I'm from a big family," said McGee. "I have lots of nieces and nephews. ... I just love what I do, I love working with children."
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