Wade Pierce of Jasper, 36, is the Dubois County Sheriff's DepartmentÕs most senior night deputy. Working a shift from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., Pierce patrols the county, issuing traffic tickets and warnings, investigating possible crimes, handling accidents and more. About four hours into his shift on the night of Jan. 10, Pierce pulled over a car in Ireland after the car completed a U-turn at a county road intersection. During the traffic stop, Pierce stayed out of the rain while waiting to hear back from a dispatcher with information about the vehicleÕs driver and passenger.
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