Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Officer Elvin Hayes
Photos and video by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
All-time NBA great Elvin Hayes, known as "The Big E," practices field sobriety testing with classmate Jennifer Bowles during a reserve deputy training course at the Liberty County Sheriff's office in Liberty on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007.
A pencil appears tiny as Elvin Hayes, an all-time NBA great, fills out a testing form during a reserve deputy training course at the Liberty County Sheriff's office. Hayes said the NBA afforded him the best opportunities, but he always wanted to be a police officer.
Basketball Hall-Of-Famer Elvin Hayes talks with DPS sergeant Chuck Havard before a reserve deputy training course at the Liberty County Sheriff's office. Hayes, who owns a car dealership in the city, will be a fully-sworn peace officer upon graduation and required to complete 16 hours of service each month.
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Please read "NBA great Elvin Hayes follows his dream..." by Emily Guevara.