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The Ashe County Sheriff’s Department will be featured in a new television series on the National Geographic Channel, which airs in a “sneak peek” edition tomorrow night.

In a press release, the channel promises to give viewers the opportunity “to explore a dangerous world where upholding the law requires a mix of bravery, grit, and readiness to spring into action at a moment’s notice.” The show stars members of the department going about their job in their Appalachian Mountain community.

“People nationwide will see this,” said Sheriff James Williams. “I kind of think that it will be a good thing for the county. It’s a beautiful place and I would like to show it off a little bit. Also, like to show off our department my officers here and how they work with people.”

Select deputies were shadowed by film crews.

“You get sort of used to them being there, you don’t totally forget about the camera, but in a way, you sort of do,” said Kelley Stephens, Deputy Sheriff.

“My guys they’ve got cameras in the vehicles and it’s not exactly something they’re used to with someone sitting in the car with a camera on," Williams added. "I wasn’t worried about that. They’re a professional bunch of guys.”

The Sheriff’s Department in Sullivan County, Tennessee will also appear in the show. The series is slated to air this fall on the National Geographic Channel, but a special sneak preview will air Tuesday, April 15 at 10 p.m.

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