By Hannah Alldritt
Editor’s Note: For the next several weeks the Republican will be profiling officers with the Harper County Sheriff’s Office. and the Anthony Police Dept. Our goal is to get to know the people who enforce the laws in our communities.
Sergeant Don Evans beli­eves anyone can overcome ad­versity and gives himself as proof. The youngest of eight children raised by a single mother in suburban Los Angeles, Evans knew he wanted a career in law enfo­rcement at a young age but the road there took longer than he anticipated.
After graduating from hi­gh school, Evans went to work for World Vision Inter­national, a Christian hum­an­itarian organization, but he never lost his desire to serve. In 1977, Evans joined the United States Air Force, hoping to serve in their law enforcement division, inst­ead he was assigned to the Fuels Specialist field. Being with the Air Force allowed Evans to circle the globe, he was assigned to bases in Guam and Germany as well as U.S. bases...