“Just for them to experience the good side of policing, that’s what I’m looking forward to the most,” said Deputy Jennifer Gilbert, who will be part of the event. On Oct. 2, sheriff’s deputies will accompany the children and their parents on a shopping spree at a retailer in nearby Albany. Each child will get $50 to assemble the perfect costume. IN OTHER NEWS:
“It never fails that every year, there’s always a couple of kids that come out and say they can’t go trick-or-treating, they don’t have a costume,” said sheriff’s spokeswoman Danise Thomas. TRENDING STORIES:
The sheriff’s office works with a nonprofit, Lee County Family Connection, which helps financially struggling families, to identify children who would benefit from the Halloween fundraiser. The idea started with a Lee County sheriff’s lieutenant who visits schools each year to give safety tips for trick-or-treating, WALB-TV reported.
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