Sheriff’s office personnel donate to law enforcement officers memorial.

July 10, 2017

In front, from left, are: Sheriff Cole, Dep. Balowski, Dep. Lamb, and Katy Sherwood.

Sheriff’s office personnel donate to law enforcement officers memorial. 

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

LUDINGTON — Personnel at the Mason County Sheriff’s Office recently made a $1,000 donation to the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. On Monday, July 10, Sheriff Kim Cole, along with deputies John Balowski and Adam Lamb, met with Katy Sherwood of the memorial committee to present a check from the Friends of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office fund.

The money was raised during the department’s annual No Shave November, when sheriff’s office personnel are allowed to not shave but pay a fine. Department policy normally does not allow for deputies to have facial hair.

According to the MLEOM website, Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed Public Act 177 in July, 2004, creating the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument Fund. On June 30, 2014, Governor Rick Snyder signed into law 2014 PA 252, supporting the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument Fund with a special grant.

Sherwood is the widow of Kevin Sherwood, a Clare County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was killed in the line of duty in 2003.

Sheriff Cole said the state has committed to match donated funds.

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