The Just-Us(Justice) Citation Awards Program is an Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office sponsored program where School Resource Deputies recognize school aged youth for noteworthy achievements and contributions to their schools and community. This program also recognizes an adult mentor or service club in providing support and services to youth.
Three adult mentors have been chosen for the Just-Us Citation Outstanding Supporter of Youth Award. Sgt. Mark Roberts stated, "I'd like to thank David Stokes, Billy Dean and Deborah Raulerson for the time they have taken going above and beyond in helping our local youth during the Okeechobee County D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) Program Graduation. Each year all of you give selflessly your time. David serves as the deejay, Billy as the Master of Ceremonies and Deborah is the Drama(Skit) Coordinator. The D.A.R.E. Graduation is for all public and private schools, fifth grade students in Okeechobee County. I have received multiple compliments through the years on each of you from deputies, students, parents, teachers and school administrators.
Thank you David, Billy and Deborah, we couldn't complete our mission without the assistance of people like you."
Sheriff May said of these mentors, "These are the kind of people that make it great to live in Okeechobee County. They give so much of their time and talents; we just want them to know how much we appreciate them."