Five minutes with Officer Dewey Abney


By Melissa Hicks

CIW-COM-5 MIN AbneyDewey Abney is a Westfield police officer-in-training.

What is your favorite restaurant and why?

“My favorite restaurant is Fogo de Chao. They serve lots of different types of meat. They cook it fresh and bring it out there, you get to slice little chunks off and you get to sample a bunch of different types of meat.”

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why?

“For me, it would be Australia. That’s because I have family, my sister lives in Australia.”

What is something nobody knows about you?

“Something nobody here probably knows is that I like to country line dance. I’m terrible at it, but I like to do it.”

Do you have a pet?

“I have 4 dogs and cat. We do therapy work with two of the dogs, two pit bull mixes. My wife is an advocate for pit bulls. She’s with the Indy pit crew. She’s a board member. So one of them is a search and rescue dog. And the other one he almost looks like a big scary dog but he’s not, he such a lover. We take him to the schools. They have a program where the kids read to the dogs.”

What do you like most about your community?

“The quality of people. I mean it’s a great community, there are so many places and a lot of things to do. Nice parks. You don’t see a lot of trouble like you see in other places. … It’s really just a great place to live.”

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