Give homeless respect, a hand up

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El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Sean Ives checks on the welfare of a person who has set up camp in the last week on the westside of Colorado Springs on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Ives is a part of a mounted patrol that uses horses to get into areas that patrol cars can't reach. They not only patrol the area, but check on the welfare of the homeless. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)