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Young marines receive holiday donation

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BOSSIER CITY, La. -

The Bossier Sheriff's young marines are feeling the love this Thanksgiving holiday.


The Lake Bistineau A.B.A.T.E. chapter pulled together $500 to help keep Sheriff Julian Whittington's boys stay afloat. 

Sheriff Whittington has branched off with young marines program without any federal money after catching flack for praying with the young marines.

He says since taking a stand the community has rallied behind him and the young marines.
 
It's contributions like this that keep the Bossier Sheriff's young marines going strong.

"These kids need some help and need some guidance and assistance. That's what we're all about with trying to help the community," said Richard Whittington with the chapter.

"It just makes it a lot easier when you have to make the tough calls to know that people support you and believe like you do. It makes a big difference," said Sheriff Whittington.

The donation took place at the Bossier Sheriff's Office on Viking Dr.

 

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