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A Texas Sheriff Lends Support For A Brave Young Man

Posted July 13

— Nobody likes a bully, but Sheriff Robert Chody and members of the Williamson County, Texas Sheriffs Department went the extra mile to see that one young man who is a victim of this senseless act had some support behind him when he went to work today.

It was on Wednesday evening when the father of a young man named Asher took to Facebook about his son, and the bullying he was experiencing at the local fast food restaurant where he works. From there, the Facebook post caught the eyes of a watchful local Sheriff who was ready to step in and show Asher that he had all the support behind him that he will ever need.

But the story goes even deeper than that, Asher is a hardworking Special needs young man who goes to work and gets along with everybody he encounters and does his job with a cheerful glee that makes any workplace a pleasure.

But somewhere down the line Asher started experiencing bullying by somebody he works with.

Asher's father went to the management of the local fast food chain asking them to handle the matter accordingly but then, he took it one step further asking law enforcement to stop by and grab a frosty and give a kind word to Asher.

"I had this young man on my mind all day", said Sheriff Chody who had already had a pretty busy day with training, administrative duties and the swearing in of two new corrections deputies.

But on Thursday afternoon when Asher arrived to work, he had a surprise. Sheriff Chody, flanked by a K-9 deputy and members of the Williamson County SWAT team paid Asher a visit and delivered him a Sheriff's coin and plenty of encouraging words.

"We shared somewhat private stories about bullying and just gave him some encouraging words", said Sheriff Chody.

Sheriff Chody admits that he doesn't know exactly how Asher feels because every situation and circumstance is different but he goes on to say "we have all been there in our own way and I just wanted to make sure that this young man knew he had support."

Leading by example, Sheriff Robert Chody and several of his deputies showed solidarity in the fight against bullying in Williamson County, Texas and without a harsh word or fanfare, the push to support a hardworking and brave young man began Thursday and Asher now has some of the best support he could ever get-a friend in a local Texas Sheriff.


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