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Ex-soldier enjoys job in law enforcement
Faces and places
Lt. Danny Pittman stands outside the Liberty County Courthouse.

Name: Danny Pittman

Occupation: Lieutenant in Liberty County Sheriff’s Department

Hometown: Boston

Family: Wife, Brigitte; daughter, Patricia; son, Chico; and stepdaughters, Yvonne, Doro, and Sara.

How long have you been in law enforcement? “18 years. Before that I was in the military. I was infantry. I retired from Fort Stewart.”

How did you get started?  “I like being challenged. I needed something to challenge me. It’s in my blood.”

What’s your favorite part of the job? “It changes constantly, and it’s not a boring job. After being in the military for 24 years, I’m used to things changing all the time.”

What’s the least favorite thing about your job? “Dealing with the crimes against females and children.”

Have you ever been scared? “If someone in law enforcement tells you they haven’t ever been scared, they’re lying.”

Do you have any hobbies? “I love reading. I really like my westerns,” said Pittman, who claims Louis L’Amour as his favorite author. “I like history and geography, too. The best thing about being in the military is that when I was younger I used to read and dream about Germany and Spain. That was my harbor, anthen I got to see those places.”

How do you keep your spirits up when faced with tragedy on a daily basis? “I meet a lot of great people in this county; it offsets the negative. I see a lot of bad things, a lot of pain, but I’ve meet a lot of great people, too.”

What’s a normal day for you as part of the court security team? “It’s an important job. You’ve got to be on your toes. Other people depend on you. It’s 2008, some people who come in here need to be on medication.”

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