LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- The nerves at being approached by a sheriff's deputy are waylaid by a gift card, officials discovered in Asotin County through the efforts of a 33-year-old Lewiston woman.
The Lewiston Tribune reports Cassie Frary collected $500 worth of products and discounts from area businesses so that her husband, a deputy, and his colleagues at the Asotin County Sheriff's Office could pass the gifts out in the community.
Deputy Danny Vargas says some people were nervous when they saw him, but became excited and grateful when handed a gift card, which varied in amounts from $5 to $20.
Frary said her goal was to give people positive interactions with law enforcement. She plans to start collecting donations earlier next year, hopefully garnering more gifts for deputies to distribute.