South GA sheriff thanks business leaders for $33K in donations

South GA sheriff thanks business leaders for $33K in donations
(Source: Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office)

BEN HILL CO., GA (WALB) - Sheriff's deputies in Ben Hill County now have body cameras thanks to major fundraising efforts and help from the community.

The Ben Hill County Sheriff's Office hosted a luncheon Thursday to thank local business leaders for their financial support.

In the past year, Sheriff Lee Cone sad BHCSO has raised $33,000, which covered the cost of 20 body cameras for the department.

Deputies also updated attendees on how they're hoping to receive more than $400,000 dollars in grants they've recently applied for.

If the department gets the money, it will be used to buy equipment like new tazers, in-car cameras and bullet and stab-proof vests.

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