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Sheriff Uses Funeral Cars to Make a Point

October 07, 2009 | | Comments 0

funeral carsIf you want to make a point about death or some dangerous habits that lead to death, funeral cars are an ideal attention-grabber. One sheriff in Marshall County, Alabama realizes this and he plans to use a hearse in an effort to deter the area’s youth from drugs.

The hearse, which is a simple one used for carrying caskets to their final resting places, now has images and words on it that make teenagers think twice before using drugs. Phrases like “Meth: Your Highway to Death” and “Don’t let meth make this your last ride” are designed to equate meth and drugs with death so kids and teenagers will stay away from these substances. Teens may even see the coffin inside and feel like that could be them if they use drugs.

“We want kids to realize where meth will lead you. It’s one of those things, a visual aid, it’s attractive to kids, they see it and it’s interest to them,” explained Scott Walls, the Marshall County Sheriff. He got the idea to use a hearse for this purpose from another department quite some time ago, but he could not implement it until recently when an anonymous donor donated the hearse to the sheriff’s office. He plans to take it to various schools throughout the area to teach kids the danger of drugs before they even start using them.

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