(Juneau) The Dodge County Sheriff says a “thank you” was extended from sheriff agencies in Louisiana for supporting their department’s staff following Hurricane Ida. The Dodge County agency along with 71 other Wisconsin sheriff’s offices provided hurricane relief as part of an effort by the Badger State Sheriff’s Association.
The initiative is part of the Sheriff’s Adopting Sheriff’s relief project which is designed to help sheriff’s employees and their families who have been personally impacted by the hurricane. Sheriff Dale Schmidt says to highlight the effort, his office participated in a charity softball game against members of the Beaver Dam Police Department in October.
Over $12-hundred dollars was raised. He says altogether the Badger State Sheriff’s Association was able to raise funds to assist six deputies in Louisiana with each one receiving a $6,000 check. Deputies from Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office and the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office offered their thanks for the support.
Schmidt says he appreciates the community for helping them send aid to these public servants in another state. He says from his perspective, no sheriff stands alone and that includes their deputies and employees when they are in need.