Weld Sheriff’s Office accepting donations to shave sheriff's head

Published on July 21, 2022

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The Weld County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday it is accepting donations from the public for a chance to shave the head of Sheriff Steve Reams.

The announcement is part of a larger, employee-driven effort to raise money for Erin Boyd, an office tech in the Professional Standards Unit. A single mother, Boyd was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She has already undergone surgery and is receiving chemotherapy, the type that causes most patients to lose their hair.

Rather than allow cancer to take her hair from her, Boyd has decided to shave her head. In a display of unity and camaraderie, every member of the Professional Standards Unit has agreed to shave their heads as well.

Given the expense of Boyd’s long-term medical care, Sheriff Reams decided to up the ante by joining the cause. For the next week, the sheriff’s office is accepting donations for a chance to be the one to shave the sheriff’s head. The person who donates the most money will serve as barber and be able to shave any design into the sheriff’s head they choose. The beard is off limits.

To participate in the fundraiser, make a check out to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Posse and drop it off at the front desk of headquarters, 1950 O St. in Greeley, during normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Posse is a 501c3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Be sure to include your name, mailing address and phone number on an envelope with your donation. Tax letters will be sent to all donors after the event. All proceeds will be transferred to an account set up by the sheriff’s office to help Boyd pay her medical bills.\

The deadline to donate is noon next Thursday, July 28. The winner will be announced by 5 p.m. that same day. The barbershop event will take place the following day, Friday, July 29, beginning at 1 p.m. in the 2 East Training Room, which is located on O Street in Greeley between administrative headquarters and the main entrance to the Weld County Jail.

For more information, contact Public Information Officer Joe Moylan at (970) 400-2809 or jmoylan@weldgov.com or Training Unit Sgt. Jon Patton at (970) 400-2882 or jpatton@weldgov.com