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Faulkner County Sheriff's Office Receives Patrol Packs


On May 15th, the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office received 100 assembled Patrol Packs to be distributed to the citizens in Faulkner County who are facing food insecurity. Deputy Steve Sumner, who is known for carrying food in his patrol unit to provide to the less fortunate, began researching this program after a conversation with Staff Sergeant Jen Hillman. She mentioned she read an article about Patrol Packs, which contain various packaged foods assembled and donated by a partnership between AT&T and the Arkansas Food Bank through its "Believe Arkansas" program to combat hunger.

Deputy Sumner contacted AT&T representatives regarding the patrol packs, but was initially turned down because the program was not offered in our area. Deputy Sumner continued to research and make contact with the AT&T until he was able to get in touch with Ricky Cross, and together they were able to bring this program to fruition. At their discretion, deputies are now able to provide Patrol Packs to those citizens in need when they come in contact with them - whether it is a call for service, traffic stop, or any other forms of contact.

We would like to say thank you to Deputy Sumner for his dedication and going above and beyond for the citizens of Faulkner County.

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