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Elizabeth Foxworth Helping Hands Project


In remembrance of our beloved comrade, Sr. Cpl. Elizabeth Foxworth, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office honors her memory by extending helping hands to families in need within the Sumter County community.

Foxworth — who worked diligently with the sheriff's office for 7 years after serving 5 years with Sumter Police Department — passed away on December 10, 2012.

During her law enforcement tenure, Foxworth unconditionally gave of her time and talents for the betterment of mankind.  It was paramount that her commitment and legacy be continued by incorporating “The Elizabeth Foxworth's Helping Hands Project” into the holiday season.  

Since 2013, deputies along with Sr. Cpl. Foxworth’s family and friends have delivered more than 850 food package donations to 600 plus families.  And for the first time in 2018, the sheriff's office hosted a Christmas luncheon for 40 seniors at a local care facility that provides therapeutic environments for adults with mental and physical challenges.  The holiday cheer was celebrated with care packages, a volunteered soloist and grand fellowship!  

It has been a pleasure to bring such joy to many of those who were compromised for various reasons.  The mission of this project is to continue to serve the Sumter County community with professionalism, genuine hearts and always with helping hands.

Foxworth group photo