Critical Shortage: Your Elected Sheriff needs Personal Protection Equipment, and your help

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On two separate days, deputies save two lives at the same location

Shortly after 11pm on Monday, June 29th, a 16-year-old girl was reported to be at the top of the parking structure across the street from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office location at 215 SW Adams Avenue in Hillsboro.

Before police arrived, several deputies from the Washington County Jail quickly responded to the location. After several minutes of speaking with the girl, our deputies were able to secure her from the outside railing where she was preparing to jump. The quick actions by these jail deputies undoubtedly saved her life.

The following afternoon, another female was on the top floor of the parking structure in similar circumstances.

WCSO Jail Commander Caprice Massey was first on the scene and discovered the woman in crisis communicated using sign language. Commander Massey, who luckily knows sign language, was able to communicate with her along with a member of our Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU). They were eventually able to convince the woman to climb back over the railing to safety.

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Right now, sheriffs have a desperate need for personal protection equipment for their deputies and personnel.

Many sheriff’s offices are facing critical shortages in things like:

N95 masks
Disposable gowns
Eye protection
Disinfecting products, including hand sanitizer

Your donation to the National Sheriffs’ Educational Foundation can help us provide them with the PPE they need now.

If your company is interested in providing PPE to sheriff’s offices directly, please contact Lindsay Hopkins at [email protected].

The Foundation

The primary purpose of the National Sheriffs’ Educational Foundation (“Foundation”) is to provide grants, scholarships, distributions, loans, etc. on a non-discriminatory basis to eligible students and individuals studying law enforcement and crime prevention and affiliated courses at accredited educational facilities, colleges and/or universities.

In addition, the Foundation may provide other §501(c)(3) organizations and/or state sheriff associations with assistance, including funds to provide needy individuals or families who require immediate relief and economic assistance due to natural disasters (i.e. Hurricane Harvey), and/or due to local, state and national acts of terrorism.


The Foundation will network and work collaboratively with similar profit and non-profit organizations and individuals to promote the public’s awareness and education of law enforcement duties and in crime prevention matters, including programs such as Neighborhood Watch.

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