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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
John Ficker, civilian maintenance supervisor at the Adult Detention Center Jail, gets his beard shaved for the Sheriff and Sgt. Siren Beard Program Shave Off Event at The Barber School in Midvale on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

John Ficker, civilian maintenance supervisor at the Adult Detention Center Jail, gets his beard shaved at The Barber School in Midvale on Tuesday as a police fundraising program that allowed sheriff employees to grow beards ends with a "shave-off."

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The Shopping with the Sheriff and Sgt. Siren Beard Program allows male staff to grow facial hair, and women to add a highlight in the hair and/or paint fingernails with festive designs or different colors. With the funds raised from this program, the department was able to assist nearly 20 families, including over 50 children. They also provided meals to several families.

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