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Allen County Sheriff's Office raising awareness for child abuse

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Over the month of April, blue lights have been set up outside the office downtown. Over the month of April, blue lights have been set up outside the office downtown.
Also on display is a child silhouette provided by Allen County Children Services displayed in the lobby. Also on display is a child silhouette provided by Allen County Children Services displayed in the lobby.

If you've driven past the Allen County Sheriff's Office at night over the past month, you may have noticed that the building is looking a little blue.

That's because the sheriff's office wants to raise awareness of child abuse as part of National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Over the month of April, blue lights have been set up outside the office downtown, along with a child silhouette provided by Allen County Children Services displayed in the lobby. Sheriff Matt Treglia says that the child abuse cases they deal with are difficult. So raising awareness for the community was a good thing.

"It's very important that we make everybody in the community aware the best we can. We work with children services, we work with the prosecutor's office. Everybody here is on the same page, we just want the community to know that we're here with them to work with them," said Treglia.

The sheriff's office plans to put the display back up again in the future.

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