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5/18/2013 1:01:00 PM
Bob McBride Named County Unsung Hero

On May 15, Yavapai County Supervisor A.G. “Chip” Davis presented the Unsung Hero award to Bob McBride. Bob was nominated by Merilee Fowler with MATFORCE. Bob and his dog Maggie, who recently passed, served on the MATFORCE Speakers Bureau spreading the word that “Drugs are for Dummies”. Together they touched the lives of 3,896 area youth at 14 schools throughout the County, reminding them about the dangers of experimenting with drugs. Jeanne Wellins, MATFORCE Projects Coordinator, said “We remain grateful to Bob and to Maggie for making such a huge commitment to help youth. Their story is a strong reminder to kids that using drugs is not okay.” The radio show was simultaneously video taped by the Yavapai Broadcasting Company. The video is available for viewing at From left are Jeanne Wellins, Supervisor Chip Davis, Bob McBride and Doug Bartosh.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Article comment by: Bill Noe

Bob and Maggie were/are a part of the local chapter of the Blue Knights International Law Enfocement Motorcycle Club. Bob and Maggie were partners when they were "on the job". Maggie was bright, inquisative and friendly to all.

The Yavapai Blue Knights are proud to have Bob as one of our members. We also are saddened and mourn Maggie passing.

Bob and Maggie gave back to their community helping those we feel most about, the children. Bob truely is a Blue Knight.

Bill Noe, President
Yavapai Blue Kinghts AZ-II
Prescott Valley AZ

Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013
Article comment by: Dena Paulsen

Maggie will be missed by everyone she touched the lives of. Job well done by both of you!

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