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“This effort – to assist other sheriffs, their employees and families impacted by Hurricane Sandy -- is a prime example of the selfless dedication and true commitment to public service from our law enforcement partners across Wisconsin,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.
MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen would like to recognize a newly created effort, dubbed “Sheriffs Adopting Sheriffs,” organized by the Badger State Sheriff's Association (BSSA) and designed to assist law enforcement partners impacted by Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall October 29, 2012, on the East Coast.
Today, the BSSA announced its project created to assist law enforcement who bravely responded in the aftermath of “Sandy” and continue to respond in the recovery. Since its inception late last year, the “Sheriffs Adopting Sheriffs” project has collected more than $36,000 throughout roughly six weeks. The contributions, raised through donations from local sheriff's departments and their employees, will be divided among four employees in the Sheriff's Office in Union County, New Jersey.
“First responders and their families are not immune when a disaster strikes. They may also suffer personal losses alongside those for whom they're providing much needed assistance,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “I applaud the leadership of the BSSA for seeing an opportunity to help their partners hundreds of miles away and mobilizing the resources needed to make a difference. This effort – to assist other sheriffs, their employees and families impacted by Hurricane Sandy -- is a prime example of the selfless dedication and true commitment to public service from our law enforcement partners across Wisconsin.”
Contact BSSA President, Sheriff David Kaminski of Rusk County, for additional details at (715) 532-2189.
More information from the Association about this project is available at the following link: