Calhoun County deputies get a special thanks for helping some residents get home two weeks ago during the snowstorm.
They helped a few people get home safely from the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) after the roads became difficult to drive on.
Friday, the UCP Director and three of its attendees came in person to the sheriff's office to say thank you. They brought the department cupcakes as well.
"It's certainly exciting to know that folks appreciate it, coming down to let us know that," Sheriff Larry Amerson said.
"This is our job, this is what we're supposed to do. And it's a warm feeling knowing we can help somebody and get in return, the thanks that we got," Sheriff's Investigator Bruce Butterworth said.
Jan. 28, deputies took a female attendee home along with her father. The work of the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office took several different trips that night. At one point, a team of reserve deputies came, just to get a wheelchair. The last staff member even got home around midnight."
"So they made four different efforts, with different deputies to come get us. So we're really, really grateful, and all of us were able to be home and safe with our families that night," UCP Director Jennifer Edwards-Howard said.
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