Officer Fred Long serves in the Santa Fe College Police Department, serving the Santa Fe College community. On May 8th he received the Santa Fe S.T.A.R award, which is awarded to the career service employee of the year. This acknowledgement of Officer Fred Long’s service to the college would fall into “For a long and distinguished career”. Officer Long is in his 20th year at the SFPD, and he is still as jubilant and passionate for Santa Fe as the day he was hired. He is what the word service would be if the word “service” was a living, breathing thing. Webster’s Dictionary gives the definition of service as “the action of helping or doing work for someone”. Being a public servant is demanding, grueling and many times unattractive. However, Officer Long provides service to everyone with a smile on his face and pep in his step. It is his attitude that makes Officer Long stand out from the crowd.