Sgt. Christine Cauthen of the Anderson Police Department went to Monday night’s football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers with tickets she won from a drawing.
The game was played in Cowboys’ Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Cauthen has been with the department for six years and recently has been helping to support the police department’s effort to become accredited with the state of South Carolina, said Randall Williams, a spokesman for the department. She won two tickets for the game from LeadsOnline, which is an online database that helps the police recover stolen property.
“She is a good employee,” Williams said. “We are proud of her accomplishments. We are excited that she was able to take this trip to see the football game.”
Officials of LeadsOnline said officers from Anderson and Henderson, N.C., won tickets to the game. LeadsOnline purchased tickets to the game and will invite officers in Dallas and from around the country to go to the games this year.
“We’re thrilled that the detectives are going to get to join us for the game,” said Dave Finley, president and CEO of LeadsOnline, in a statement. “The game will of course be a lot of fun, but more than anything, we get to use this as an opportunity to thank these officers for the hard work they do in their communities every day.”
Officers can use the LeadsOnline online database to search all of the items sold in second-hand stores and pawn shops throughout the country. It is used by more than 3,000 law enforcement agencies and is the nation’s largest online investigative system, according to LeadsOnline officials.
Millions of items are added to the LeadsOnline database every day in all 50 states, according to LeadsOnline officials. The Web site is http://www.leadsonline.com.