Deputies Grow Whiskers For Warriors

If you’ve seen any Bond County Sheriff’s Deputies out and about lately and noticed a little extra facial hair, they want you to know they haven’t relaxed their grooming standards…not for long anyway.

Bond County Sheriff Jeff Brown said that from listening to WGEL and Al Crocker’s Hunting and Fishing Show, he frequently heard about the Wounded Warrior Project and wanted to do something to benefit the organization.

Starting two weeks ago, Brown decided to relax the Bond County Sheriff’s Department’s grooming standards, which traditionally allow men to only have a mustache, to allow deputies to grow beards through February 1st.  In exchange for the privilege of not shaving, the deputies must each pay $50, which will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.  The department calls the effort “Whiskers for Warriors”. Brown said some of the deputies are not growing beards, but have still contributed their $50 to the cause.

To find out more about the Wounded Warrior Project, visit

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