Results for - Angels on Earth

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Police One -- Growing up, Castro never imagined becoming a cop. Sketching at an early age he developed a knack for drawing. He had a list of admired illustrators so at age 18 he further honed his skills by going to art school for graphic design. Then, early in his freshman year, Castro watched along with the rest of the nation as the Twin Towers fell. After witnessing 9.11, he dropped out of school in his second year and joined the Army, serving as a military police officer in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. Upon returning home from overseas, he joined the police academy and worked patrol for nine years before transferring to the department's graphic arts unit to work as a forensic artist. For Castro, who wasn't sure he'd ever make a career out of drawing, the marriage of his passion for art and passion to serve was an unlikely stroke of luck in an already unusual career path. He drew his first image of fallen Officer Robert Wilson III, who was killed by a robber at a game shop while purchasing a video game for his son. Upon completion of the portrait, Castro also reached out to the fallen officer's police department and shipped copies of the prints to the agency and the officer's family. He pays for all of it out of pocket, funding the project through occasional commission work. He completed 80 sketches in 2017, and continues to sketch pictures of fallen officers, including those in the military and when time permits he researches past deaths of officers and sketches them, too. Check off what is true for you:

1. Police One -- Growing up, Castro never imagined becoming a cop. Sketching at an early age he developed a knack for drawing. He had a list of admired illustrators so at age 18 he further honed his skills by going to art school for graphic design. Then, early in his freshman year, Castro watched along with the rest of the nation as the Twin Towers fell. After witnessing 9.11, he dropped out of school in his second year and joined the Army, serving as a military police officer in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. Upon returning home from overseas, he joined the police academy and worked patrol for nine years before transferring to the department's graphic arts unit to work as a forensic artist. For Castro, who wasn't sure he'd ever make a career out of drawing, the marriage of his passion for art and passion to serve was an unlikely stroke of luck in an already unusual career path. He drew his first image of fallen Officer Robert Wilson III, who was killed by a robber at a game shop while purchasing a video game for his son. Upon completion of the portrait, Castro also reached out to the fallen officer's police department and shipped copies of the prints to the agency and the officer's family. He pays for all of it out of pocket, funding the project through occasional commission work. He completed 80 sketches in 2017, and continues to sketch pictures of fallen officers, including those in the military and when time permits he researches past deaths of officers and sketches them, too. Check off what is true for you:

I've heard of Jonny Castro
7%
143 votes
I've see Officer Castro's art work
4%
93 votes
I agree that he is an angel on earth
33%
733 votes
Not Applicable
58%
1,267 votes

2. While Castro's work has received a lot of attention, he doesn't do it for the recognition or praise. He made it clear that his mission is to honor these heroes and share their stories — he wants the attention on them, not himself. "I'm not really doing anything other than portraying these officers the way they would want to be remembered," Castro said. The only thing he asks in return for his work is that people share these stories — that they spread the word and remember these lives taken far too soon. Officer Castro has many social media accounts and sells other works online. Check off what is true for you:

I will follow Officer Castro on social media
5%
100 votes
I will look into his other works of art
18%
385 votes
Both
11%
244 votes
Neither
67%
1,471 votes
The picture that I had last week of Deputy Pickett was drawn by Officer Castro. Looking at the photos, do you like his work that he presents to the law agencies and families of the fallen?

3. The picture that I had last week of Deputy Pickett was drawn by Officer Castro. Looking at the photos, do you like his work that he presents to the law agencies and families of the fallen?

Yes
71%
1,554 votes
No
29%
646 votes
09/25/2018 Living 2274 29 By: PinkAnts

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