Last year was a first for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office as deputies were allowed to grow beards for a one month period. The Deputy Sheriff’s PBA has once again approached Sheriff Jeffrey Murphy with a “no-shave” fundraising request with all proceeds going to Toys for Tots.
Last year’s effort was in honor of friend and colleague, Sergeant Tommy Golden who had passed away. Sgt. Golden was well known locally for his efforts with the Toys for Tots program. Beards typically aren’t allowed at the Sheriff’s Office but after learning about the fundraiser, the Sheriff agreed allow it for a one month period and last year the PBA raised just over $1,000 for the Toys for Tots Program.
No-shave November has typically been associated with men’s health awareness however members continued with the same approach as last year’s effort. Each officer paid an entry fee and looked to get sponsors to “help” their beard grow throughout the month. The PBA also made a donation to the cause and with those donations, the PBA was able to fill the trunk of a patrol car with toys. Those toys were delivered as part of the 2016 Toys for Tots Convoy in Saratoga.