The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has conducted a fundraiser for Special Olympics, in honor of our fallen sister, Deputy Suzanne Waughtel Hopper, who gave her life in the line of duty on January 1, 2011. Deputy Hopper was a staunch supporter of Special Olympics and gave her time and her finances to support this worthy cause. To continue our participation in raising money for the Special Olympics program, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office announces the “Furry February” Fundraiser for our personnel.

For a substantial donation, both sworn and civilian members of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office gain the privilege of modified grooming standards for the month of February. Citizens may see deputies and other staff with beards, no ties, or sporting Sheriff’s Office ball caps instead of the standard uniform headwear.

Civilian and non-uniformed staff may also be seen in more casual professional attire. We would like the public to take note when they see these personnel and reflect on our support for the Special Olympics program.

Sheriff Burchett and her staff would also like to issue a challenge to other offices of city and county government to join us with fundraising programs of their own for the benefit of Special Olympics, to see who can raise the most for this program that means so much to so many.

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