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Sheriff's department helps American Cancer Society

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Several Independence County sheriff’s deputies are growing facial hair for a good cause.

The department is participating in No-Shave November. 

Normally deputies are not allowed to have facial hair, but Sheriff Steve Jeffery is allowing it this month. 

To grow a beard or mustache, Jeffery asks they make a $20 donation to the American Cancer Society. 

Jeffery said he is happy to have the department support cancer awareness and research. 

"I think it is a good cause. I am a cancer survivor myself," Jeffery said. "When a deputy told me about this I said 'Absolutely, let's get on board.' And so we did." 

Several deputies in the department have already started growing breads and mustaches. 

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