Adopt-A-Cop 2006 now taking donations

Every year, The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office purchases protective vests, also know as a bullet proof vest, for Deputy Sheriffs.

The program, known as "Adopt-A-Cop" allows citizens, business, and civic organizations to adopt a cop and help provide a protective vest. Ballistic vests cost approximately $600.00 each, and must be replaced every five years. The sponsorship cost is $300.00, and the person(s) or group sponsoring the officer will have his or her picture presenting the officer with their vest.

Persons or groups interested in adopting a cop and providing him with a protective vest, which may ultimately save his life, can contact Deputy Wes Foster at 489-4722, ext. 112.