MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA) – Sheriff’s deputies in Moreno Valley are goin’ country.
Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy Kevin Brooks is trading in the traditional deputy hat for a white cowboy, saying it commands presence.READ MORE: Child, 18 Months, Killed in North Hills Crash; Driver Still At Large
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The look has become so popular among deputies that newly elected Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco has given it a thumbs-up as a voluntary part of the uniform.MORE NEWS: `Solidarity' Cited In New Deal For 40k Behind-the-Scenes Film & TV Workers
Other deputies have adopted the look, including at Hemet Sheriff’s Station, where several deputies shared photos of themselves wearing cowboy hats while on patrol.