Growing up in a household below the poverty line, Cassie Shaffer developed a passion to help those in need. “As a child, we didn’t have a lot,” Shaffer said. “So, I learned the importance of helping other people when you can. I go out of my way to help people.”That desire to help others is what drove Shaffer into law enforcement. She joined University Police in 2008, and 10 years later is the campus’ officer of the year. Shaffer has a long resume of helping the Ohio State community.