Officers Growing Beards to Help Families of Fallen Officers

Nearly sixty officers from the Summit County Sheriff's Office grew out their beards to help raise money for the families of fallen officers.

The third annual end-of-year beard-growing contest started in October and ended in November, and Lte. Andrew Wright, Summit County Sheriff's Office, joined Midday to reveal how much money was raised for the families.

Here's how the contest worked:

Officers entered the contest by paying for a $33 Beard Permit.
Contest started in October and ended in November.
At the end of the growing season, photos were taken of the final beard growth and employees had the opportunity to choose the best and worst beards by voting with dollars.
All proceeds from voting and the beard permit were added to the final donation to The Utah 1033 Foundation.
 
A total of $1,854 was raised for the foundation. The Utah 1033 Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2011 to honor Utah's fallen officers by providing immediate financial support to their families and presenting college scholarships to the children of active Utah law enforcement officers.
 
For more information on The Utah 1033 Foundation, click here.
 

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