Members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office handed out Thanksgiving baskets to families in need during the holiday season this week. This is an event that hs been going on for 25 years and Undersheriff Jon Copeland, who has been on the force since 1997, says he has seen it grow from being able to help out four or five families a year to where they assisted 31 families in 2020. Copeland goes on to explain the benefits of the yearly event.
Copeland goes on to talk about how rewarding this event is for he and his fellow officers to take part in every year.
Copeland would like to thank all of the community organizations, sponsors and individual donors who made the event possible. Copeland said this has been the largest one yet, which he admits is remarkable in light of the difficult times we have faced over the past year.