The Florida Sheriff’s Boys Ranch is a residential care facility for boys between the ages of 8 to 18. The boys partake in a structured work program, giving them the opportunity to better themselves and become productive members of society. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office greatly supports the Boys Ranch and the School Resource Deputies has taken the charge to mentor as well as sponsor boys and work with their families to get them into the program. The Boys Ranch has approximately 82 boys who participate in many different activities such as swimming, baseball, volleyball, canoeing and arts and crafts. The boys also attend school either on the campus or in the Live Oak public school system.
On Monday, September 9th, Lieutenant James Pitman, who oversees the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputy Program met with Breshea Dawson, 15, and his family and personally escorted them to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch in Live Oak, FL. They spent the day touring the ranch and participated in an interview. Today, September 18, Breshea was officially accepted and will start a new adventure Friday, September 27th at the Boys Ranch in Live Oak, Florida.
For more information about the Boys Ranch please visit https://www.youthranches.org/locations/boys-ranch
Lieutenant James Pitman and Breshea Dawson