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Longview Policeman Doubles As Artist

     One of Longviews' "men in blue" is impressing many in that city with his "artist" side. From a badge to a brush 23-year veteran Longview Police Officer Johnny Edwards is using his off-duty time to show off his hidden talent of painting murals. He's painted for numerous local businesses and says he developed a love for painting at an early age. He's been in the "K-9" division , and a patrol officer, and says his painting is something that compliments his career.

     "In the third grade I didn't know whether I wanted to be a policeman or a fireman or pilot, then I thought I wanted to be a police artist and I guess in a way I am a police artist I do art work although its not related its something I do" says Edwards.

     Officer Edwards tells us one day, he hopes to do a large mural on a Downtown Longview building.

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