LCSO growing beards for a good cause

LCSO growing beards for a good cause
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel/Photo credit: WDAM

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - If you run into a Lamar County Deputy over the next month, you may notice a little something different about their appearance.

That's because deputies will be participating in "No Shave November" for a good cause.

"We're going to let them grow facial hair for a month, it's going be trimmed, well trimmed, we're not going to have a bunch of Duck Dynasty people running around, but that's one thing I wanted to let everybody know," Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said. "Typically, officers in uniform have a strict dress code and hygiene policy, typically clean shaven and such, but starting in November, we are going to have a little fun with that."

Deputies who are interested in participating will donate $30 to the department, which will go toward the department's holiday project.

"Every year we do what we can to adopt a family, or provide things to children in need for the holidays, so this is a great way we can raise money for that project and the guys can have some fun," Rigel said.

A few members of the department got a bit of a head start on the fundraiser, but have already pitched in their money.

"If they see an officer with a scraggly beard, it's not because we've let our grooming standards go, we're trying to promote a worthy cause and raise some good money, and it's going to be a good competition amongst the men for a month," Rigel said.

"Well…my wife is actually paying for me not grow a beard, you see my son is getting married in a few weeks and I have to be in that wedding so she told me no way," Rigel said "So that money will just go in to the fund as well, but in all it will be fun for the department."

If you are interested in donating, you can contact the Lamar County Sheriff's Department for more information.