Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Is for Kids Shopping Trip
While most of us were asleep on Friday morning, members of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, the Hancock Regional Communications Center, and volunteers were at the Ellsworth Walmart shopping at 4 a.m. They were up that early so they could spend approximately $13,500 shopping for 159 children and 150 seniors in order that they could have a happier Christmas
Unfortunately, for most of us, our dealings with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and police in general are in times of crisis. We have either been involved in a traffic accident, a traffic stop, or worse a victim of a crime. We don't see these men and women performing these great community activities. One of the activities that we may have seen them organize the Sheriff's Cup, bringing hundreds of kids to Hancock County to play basketball and raise money, had been canceled for the last 3 years because of COVID. But, this year, it is returning, and will be held March 10-12
I had the privilege of going with them shopping many years ago, and I still remember the looks on the faces of the shoppers. They were so happy to be going out, even at the early hour, and making a difference. Many of these shoppers had family members with them, and it was an annual tradition to go and make a difference, making Hancock County resident's holiday brighter!
Chief Deputy Corey Bagley wanted to express thanks to the following: