Those trusted to protect Richmond County can be seen supporting babies.
All 400 of the Sheriff’s Deputy patrol vehicles have March of Dimes magnets attached to them. Sheriff Richard Roundtree said his office always looks for ways to build a bond with groups making a difference in the community. He said this year’s unique element is one of the Richmond County deputies is part of the ambassador family. He said the magnets show that not only do they protect lives and property, but they also interact with the community.
“I think it hits home for everybody. Especially those in the community who have children, who don’t have children who go through those struggles because someone knows someone who has a child who has some type of disability or some kind of challenges in life and it’s all about overcoming those,” said Sheriff Roundtree.
The sheriff said deputies raised around $4,000 for March of Dimes on their own. The office will take part in the walk tomorrow.
To join them, head to The Augusta Commons on Broad Street. The 3.5 mile walk will take place on the Riverwalk. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
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