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“Jail The Sheriff” Fundraiser Underway

By Staff | Mar 21, 2017

The Palo Alto County Peace Officer’s Association will be hosting a fundraising pulled port sandwich supper on April 1 at the VFW?in Emmetsburg. Serving will run from 4 to 7 p.m. and the proceeds of the event will be used solely for donations that benefit youth in Palo Alto County.

The Peace Officer’s Association has donated money to each of the four county high school’s Post Prom Parties and have given scholarships to graduating seniors in each high school. The members of the association want to expand their giving by increasing the amount of monies donated and expanding their donations to even more organizations.

In conjuction with this even, the Association is also sponsoring a unique fundraising event, “Jailing the Sheriff.” In this fundraiser, Palo Alto County Sheriff Lynn Schultes has agreed to be jailed for a length of time, which will be determined by the public, in relation to the amount of money donated.

For example, if $1,500 is raised, the sheriff will be jailed for three hours. If $3,000 is raised, the Sheriff will be in jail for six hours. If $4,500 is raised, the Sheriff will serve nine hours in jail. The Sheriff will spend up to 12 hours in jail if $6,000 were to be raised through this fundraiser.

To achieve this goal and reach more citizens, the Peace Officers Association has placed collection containers at many of the gas stations and convenience stores throughout the county, as well as several restaurants. Cashiers at these businesses may point out the donation containers to patrons, and patrons may choose to drop in a coin or two into the container. A description of this fundraiser is placed on the containers, along with a photograph of the Palo Alto County Sheriff.

The collection containers will be picked up on March 31. Persons who would like to make a donation may also do so by dropping them off at the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office or the Emmetsburg Police Department, or they may be mailed to either department.

The Palo Alto County Peace Officers Association features members working at the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office, Emmetsburg Police Department, Palo Alto County Attorney’s Office, Iowa State Patrol and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. These officers all hope to see the public at the supper on April 1 and assist with the “Jail the Sheriff”?Fundraiser.

For more information on the fundraising events, contact the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office at 712-852-3535, or follow on the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Facebook page.