Forty-seven deputies working in the Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division and other departments pledged a “Shaveless November,’’ with the permission of Sheriff James Pohlmann, and the result was $2,350 raised for the American Cancer Society in New Orleans.
Each officer pledged $50 for the project.
It was the second year deputies raised money and didn’t shave in November. Capt. Justin Meyers promoted the project last year after reading about other Sheriff’s Offices nationally doing the same to raise money for charities.
On Nov. 29, several corrections officers – all sporting beards of varying lengths – participated in a ceremony in which the $2,350 check was presented to Jasmine Short of the American Cancer Society in New Orleans.
Sheriff Pohlmann took part in the ceremony, along with Meyers, Sgt. Emile Breaux, Sgt. Ryan Laylle, Cpl. Jeff Babin and deputies Frank Auderer III, Robert Maloz and Richard Scheuermann.
Short thanked the officers and said the money would be spent locally.