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Muscatine Sheriff's Deputies Inspire CR Survivor's Career
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (KGAN/KFXA) - There's a big shake-up coming Wednesday night on CBS on Survivor. The tribes are set to merge, meaning the contestants will be throwing Brains, Brawn and Beauty aside for new buffs. Cedar Rapids castaway, Sarah Lacina, has made it all the way to the tribal shift.
CBS 2/FOX28 news reporter Sadie Hughes had the opportunity to sit down with one of Sarahs biggest fans before Wednesdays show. Sarah grew up in Muscatine, Iowa where she was very close to her mom, and spent a lot of time with her at work.
Lorrie Lacina is the 9-11 manager at the Muscatine Joint Communications Center. The Center was originally part of the Sheriffs Department when Lorrie first started there. That gave Sarah early exposure to law enforcement. Those who know Sarah lovingly say that she has been stubborn from the start.
"Yes, she was a handful! She has a mind of her own, Lorrie said.
That meant when Sarah signed up for this year's season of Survivor, Lorrie had just one wish.
"Just please behave!" Lorrie said.
Over the years Lorrie was known to enlist sheriff's deputies who worked closely with her to guide Sarah.
"A couple of us took it upon ourselves to be the monitors of her wardrobe as some high school girls sometimes need, so she inherited some big brothers whether she liked it or not! Eric Furnas, a former Muscatine County Sheriffs sergeant said.
On Friday and Saturday nights before Sarah would go out, deputies would approve her wardrobe. Once, when it didnt measure up, the deputies had a little extra fun with Sarah.
She got handcuffed and drug into the bathroom, and left there in the dark, Muscatine County Sheriffs Sergeant, Quinn Riess said.
Lorrie said it was all of the attention, whether wanted or unwanted, that inspired Sarah.
And because of my afternoon shift deputies, she wanted to get into law enforcement, Lorrie said.
And now, Sarahs mom and her Muscatine County Sherriffs Office family cant wait to see how this years game of Survivor plays out.
Its really neat to have someone representing us like this, especially somebody as great as Sarah, Furnas said.
Nothing is going to stop her! Riess added.
Sarahs mom went on to say that she has one special ending in mind.
Would I like to see her win the million dollars? What parent wouldnt? I would love to see her win the million dollars, but it comes down to how well she plays the game! Lorrie said.
No matter how Sarah does play, Lorrie made it clear she is very proud of her daughter.