Deputies at grocery stores to protect elderly, at-risk shoppers, Clark County deputy says

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Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said that deputies will be grocery stores in the county and Springfield to protect elderly and at-risk shoppers.

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Elderly and at-risk shoppers are getting an extra layer of protection while grocery shopping in Clark County during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Clark County Sheriff’s deputies will be posted at every grocery store in the county and Springfield starting today, according to a Facebook post by Sheriff Deb Burchett.

People wait outside the Springfield Meijer as essential workers have an opportunity to shop Monday morning. MARSHALL GORBY \ STAFF
People wait outside the Springfield Meijer as essential workers have an opportunity to shop Monday morning. MARSHALL GORBY \ STAFF

“Some deputies may be in uniform some may be undercover,” the post read. “So anyone that wants to prey on the elderly or those at risk may want to think twice.”

>> Stores set up senior shopping hours amid coronavirus fears

After reports of senior citizens struggling to find groceries and other needed supplies were reported across the U.S., some stores have announced specific hours designated for seniors, at-risk people and first responders.

WalmartKrogerDollar General and Meijer are among stores that set aside time for seniors to shop.

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