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'America's Favorite Crossing Guard' Wears Many Hats...Literally

Lyn Woolford wears many hats as police chief of Ashland, Missouri. He estimates about 55 of them. Woolford, who oversees the safety and well-being of 3,707 citizens in the Midwest town, directs traffic every morning outside the middle and high schools at a chaotic intersection. As part of his successful effort to tame congestion and frustration as people rush to get to school and work, he wears a goofy hat to break the tension and get their attention. "Once I was selected as...

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