If you notice, the Cape May County Sheriff and Correction Officers look a little different this month. This is because these officers are participating in “No Shave November”. During the month of November the officers are permitted to grow facial hair as they raise money for Rylee Crowley who has a rare form of child leukemia.
Rylee Crowley is the daughter of Ocean City Police Officer Matthew Crowley and the niece of Cape May County Correctional Officer James Crowley.
“Our officers must shave everyday for their job. This gives them a break during this month and helps raise money for a great cause. Each officer is required to raise or contribute at least $50.00 to the Rylee Crowley Fund for Ocean City PBA in order to participate. Besides contributing themselves, they are actively raising money for Rylee,” according to Sheriff Schaffer.
The officers approached Sheriff Schaffer with this fundraising program for Rylee who immediately agreed. This unfortunate situation has been a strain on the Crowley Family both emotionally and financially. “There seems to be a healthy competition between the Sheriff Officers and the Correction Officers as to who can raise more money for Rylee. I would encourage any member of the community, if you know a Sheriff or Correction Officer to help them financially raise money for Rylee. It would gratefully be appreciated,” said Sheriff Schaffer.
Information on how to contribute to the Rylee Crowley Fund can be obtained by calling Sheriff Officer Lieutenant Scott Knoedler at 463-5136 of Correction Officer Captain Chuck Magill at 465-1258.