Each year, the Minot Police Department participates in No Shave November, and this time around they are raising money for one of their own.
The department chooses a different cause each year, and this year they decided to grow their beards for an officer from a different agency battling cancer.
A portion of what they raise will go toward the officer, and the rest will be donated to local causes.
Minot Police Chief John Klug says the event has become a fun tradition to give back to the community.
“We are all brothers and sisters of the badge and this is a great sign of what that means. Even though many of our officers may not know this person, personally, they still have a connection and they are willing to dig into the pocket. Even during the holiday season,” said Klug.
Officers that participate give $1 a day. Last year, the department raised a little more than $2,000.