10 Most Beautiful 2013
It’s finally time to announce the winners of this year’s 10 Most Beautiful Women competition.
DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.
(page 10 of 11)
Dawn Davis is more than a police officer. She’s a sergeant in the military, a mom of four and a tireless volunteer for CASA, where she serves as a child advocate for abused children. For years, Dawn was a single mother struggling to put herself through school, but now, she is one of just 21 female police officers (and 316 total officers) in Springfield. On every journey in her life, Dawn has always considered the glass half full, and that’s the beauty in her. She’s an optimist, and in a line of work where you see the absolute worst in people, that says a lot.
Dawn got connected with CASA in 2009. As a police officer, she had seen the results of child abuse too many times. After seeing case after case of child abuse, Dawn decided to play a more active role in ending the cycle of abuse. “In my job, I never see the end results,” she says. “I see all the bad stuff and all this trauma. I wanted to be a part of something good.”
Now Dawn devotes 20 to 30 hours a month to CASA as she goes to home visits and meets with the child, the child’s day care, doctors and parents before recommending to a judge whether or not the child should be reunited with his or her parents or if termination and adoption is best. Being able to help a child in need is the beautiful part of Dawn’s work. It’s her glass half full.
“This isn’t one of those jobs where you dress up or put makeup on,” Dawn says. “It’s very hard to be in touch with any sort of femininity in myself, especially being in a male-oriented world. Beauty to me is focusing on the things you do have and being your own kind of beautiful.”
Dressed by Harem & Company | Hair & Makeup Frost Salon | Shot on McDaniel St. & Market Ave.
See the 10 Most Beautiful Women walk the runway on Sept. 26
at Indulge: An Evening for Women