The Jasper county sheriff's office traded in law enforcement for another form of community support today.
Volunteers from the office rang bells for the Salvation Army in front of the Walmart in Carthage. Deputies and office workers handed out candy and stickers while taking donations. They say it's a long running holiday tradition that helps them interact and back-up their community.
"Personally it just makes you feel great inside,” says David Roughton, from the Jasper county sheriff's department.
"Yeah, I love handing the candy out to the kids and watching all the kids, you know, see an officer and waving and they're all excited to get stickers. Kids love stickers,” says Robin Roughton, from the Jasper county sheriff's department.
Robin says this is her 8th year ringing bells while David has done it for 17 years with the sheriff's office.