For Immediate Release
PR #:1700107
Date Issued:Nov 30, 2017 - 1:33pm

Washoe County Sheriff's Office staff raise more than six thousand dollars for Nevada Cancer Coalition during first month of their "no shave" campaign

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

Local non-profits are starting to recieve the benefits from bearded deputies and other members of the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office who are participating in the five-month “no shave” charitable campaign.

This morning, Sheriff Chuck Allen and members of the Sheriff’s Office staff presented a check for $6,330 to Executive Director Cari Herington and Board President Lisa Dettling of the Nevada Cancer Coalition. Funds were raised from members of the Sheriff’s Office during the first month of the “no shave” campaign in November.

For December’s beneficiary, the Sheriff’s Office has chosen the Brittany Hartzell Baguley Memorial Scholarship Fund through Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.  

Dr. Brittany Baguley was a Criminalist with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Division for 10 years before she passed away in 2016. Her contributions to the community were significant.

Dr. Baguley processed over 700 cases through the analysis of trace material and DNA evidence during her tenure with the Sheriff’s Office. Because of her achievements, Dr. Baguley was posthumously bestowed with the Linfield College’s Distinguished Alumna award.

The Brittany Hartzell Baguley Memorial Fund was established in honor of Dr. Baguley’s commitment to service and her generous spirit. The scholarship supports Linfield College chemistry students seeking to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Baguley by working to improve the world through science.  

Here’s how the Sheriff’s Office “no-shave” effort works: in exchange for a monthly charitable donation from November through March, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies will be allowed to grow facial hair outside the normal grooming standard. Female deputies are allowed to have relaxed hair standards in exchange for the monthly donation, and civilians may either take advantage of the relaxed grooming standards or wear jeans or hats.

At the end of each month, the donations will be presented to the charity or foundation represented that month. The organizations chosen for 2017/2018 are:

November:         Nevada Cancer Coalition
December:         Brittany Hartzell Baguley Memorial Scholarship Fund
January:             COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors)
February:           Special Olympics Northern Nevada
March:                Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation

Anyone interested in supporting the Brittany Hartzell Baguley Memorial Scholarship Fund is asked to make checks payable to “Linfield College,” make a note on the check that it is for the Brittany Hartzell Baguley Memorial Scholarship Fund, and mail to:

David Ostrander
Senior Assistant to the President
Linfield College
900 SE Baker St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

 

Photo 1: Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen was joined by members of the Sheriff’s Office staff to present a check for $6,330 to Executive Director Cari Herington and Board President Lisa Dettling of the Nevada Cancer Coalition. Funds were raised from members of the Sheriff’s Office during the first month of the Office’s five-month “no shave” campaign that will benefit local non-profits.

Photo 2: Dr. Brittany Baguley

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.

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