The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office held another successful Fist Bump Friday on December 15, marking the third installment of this heartwarming community initiative. Sheriff Don Reynolds expressed his gratitude to local schools for their collaboration in making the event possible.
“Fist Bump Friday was a great success this morning, as always! Thank you to the schools for allowing us to do this. It means so much to interact with these students, wish them well, and help start their morning off right!” Sheriff Reynolds shared.
This recurring event is part of the Sheriff’s Office’s efforts to establish positive connections between law enforcement and the community, particularly with younger members. Deputies engage with students in a friendly and approachable manner, offering fist bumps, high-fives, hugs, and words of encouragement to brighten their morning.
Sheriff Reynolds emphasized the impact of these interactions on shaping the community’s perception of law enforcement. “These interactions may seem small, but they can have a profound impact on how our community perceives and relates to law enforcement. Establishing positive connections at an early age is crucial for fostering trust and understanding,” he remarked.
The event serves as a reminder that small actions can lead to significant positive changes, influencing not only the perceptions of law enforcement but also contributing to the overall well-being of the community.
Check out the photo gallery for evidence of the success of this event.