You may be wondering why the Sheriff’s Office is allowing deputies to grow beards. The short answer is: it’s for the kids!

The Carter County and Elizabethton Shop with a Cop event is a chance for us to give back to our community by taking kids who may not otherwise get a Christmas present on a holiday shopping trip. They receive needed clothing, get a chance to buy presents for their family, and yes, they get toys too!

This month, many of our deputies are participating in a fundraiser for our Shop with a Cop event. For a donation, they are allowed to grow a beard during No Shave November. Dozens of our men have donated and are already growing their beards.

Now, we are opening up donations to the public for anyone who would like to help match the generosity of our deputies! All donations will go towards purchasing gifts for kids in need this holiday season.

Lt. Dan Kneaskern is overseeing the fundraising (you’ll probably see his name or ID on the PayPal donation portal), and we’ve already raised nearly $1,500!

Help spread a little Christmas cheer! All donations are appreciated.


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