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Cadet Corps Wins First Place in Survival Weekend
October 25, 2017

Over the weekend, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Cadet Corps competed in the annual Survival Weekend hosted by the NC Association of Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors. The competition was held at Camp Raven Knob in Mt. Airy, NC. Cadets Stephen McDonald, Alberto Gonzalez, Luz Gonzalez, Dakota Smith, Christian Bryant, Sean Griffin and Brandon Hirata competed against nine other law enforcement agency posts from across the state. Henderson County’s team won first overall for the entire competition.

Events included mock felony vehicle stops, push-ups, sit-ups, relay race, two-mile survival run, tug-of-war, obstacle course, piggy back race and dodge ball. HCSO won the following awards:

Survival Run: 1st Place
Standard Relay Race: 1st Place
Piggyback Relay: 1st Place
Sit-ups (Male): 1st and 2nd Place
Sit-ups (Female): 3rd Place
Mock Felony Vehicle Stop: 2nd Place
Obstacle Race: 2nd Place
The Cadet Corps is currently recruiting young men and women who are interested in serving their community and have a desire to learn more about law enforcement. Those who have completed the eighth grade, and are 14 to 22 years of age are eligible to apply. The Cadet Program exposes young men and women to various aspects of law enforcement, provides a hands-on program for those interested in a law enforcement career, and provides quality candidates for future law enforcement related occupations.

Contact Program Director Deputy James Hurn at 828-697-2937 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information can be found at