Sheriff delivers Father’s Day wishes

Published 9:02 pm Saturday, June 17, 2017

The roughly 30 men who live at Autumn Care in Suffolk got a Father’s Day treat on Friday.

Sheriff E.C. Harris and three of his staff visited the nursing home to hand out Father’s Day cards, handcrafted by students in the Beta Club at Forest Glen Middle School.

Deputies Mike Ambrose, Troy Babb and Sandy Toby joined Harris in walking around the nursing home, delivering cards, smiles and caring words to the gentlemen. The residents often returned the Father’s Day well-wishes with gratefulness.

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The sheriff’s office routinely visits Autumn Care to deliver cards, well wishes and appreciation for holidays such as Mother’s Day, Christmas, Easter and Veterans Day. They also play bingo with the residents and conduct other community service.

As they walked around the Pruden Boulevard facility on Friday, they greeted plenty of staff and female residents, as well, who know them from bingo and other visits.

“I think it’s important for people to know that somebody cares about them,” Sheriff E.C. Harris said. “It’s important people know that law enforcement, especially, we care about them.”