Deputies choose not to shave for Adopt A Door; campaign going well, sheriff says.

October 6, 2015
Dep. Kyle Boyd

Dep. Kyle Boyd

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — Several personnel at Mason County Sheriff’s Office are violating policy by not shaving. The violation has become a tradition at the sheriff’s office. Deputies have petitioned the sheriff asking consideration to waive the facial hair policy for the month November. The trade off for “violating” the policy is that the offending deputies have to pay a fine of $25 a month for October and November. The fines will be applied to the Adopt A Door school safety campaign.

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Deputy Kyle Boyd is among the violators. He said he started growing a beard last Monday. Six deputies are currently participating in not shaving but several others are donating, Boyd said. 

“It’s for a good purpose,” Boyd said. “This is about keeping our children safe, what could be more important than that?”

Sheriff Kim Cole said the Adopt A Door campaign, which was officially launched last week, is already gaining momentum. The goal of the campaign is to install a steel device called The Boot, into every classroom in Mason County.

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Cole said he met with the school board of Covenant Christian School Monday night and the school has committed to purchasing the device for every door there. He added that the deputies at MCSO have sponsored seven doors, Ludington Police Department is offering its employees the option to take a payroll deduction to donate and several area fire departments have committed to donate.

Those wishing to donate, may write a check to the Friends of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office, c/o Community Foundation for Mason County, PO Box 10, Ludington, MI 49431. Note in the memo line: Adopt A Door.

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