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Students see another side of law enforcement at Sheriff’s Office camp

(Above Right) Mary Rosser with the Pedal Factory helps fit a helmet on Danni Moore. Powles Staton Funeral Home in Rockwell donated 60 bicycle helmets to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office’s Youth Leadership Camp. Tuesday morning, the 28 campers involved in the program’s July session learned about bicycle safety. Rebecca Rider/Salisbury Post

(Above Left) Alana Carlyle gives a right turn signal while Deputy Tommy Cato holds the bicycle steady. Carlyle is one of 28 students attending the July session of the Rowan County Sheriff's Office's Youth Leadership Camp. Tuesday, Carlyle learned bow to ride a bike. Rebecca Rider/Salisbury Post

By Rebecca Ryder

GRANITE QUARRY — When Alana Carlyle pulls up to the stop sign on a bike, deputy Tommy Cato holds the handle bars, keeping its rider stabilized while she signals a right turn — left arm out and bent at a 90 degree angle. Danny Lindley, monitoring the stop, asks her to show a left turn, a stop and a right turn again.

When he’s satisfied, he gives her a thumbs-up, and Cato pushes her forward, running beside the bike and helping her balance as she weaves through the obstacle course in Erwin Middle School’s parking lot. Soon, he lets go, and Carlyle is coasting on her own. As she pulls up to a clump of other campers she hops off the bike and unclips her helmet. “I rode a bike,” she yells....

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By Rebecca Ryder

For more information contact Deputy Walker at 704-278-9233 or by e-mailing william.walker@rowancountync.gov Contact reporter Rebecca Rider at 704-797-4264.

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