Each year, the Grant County Sheriff's Office and other local public safety agencies honor several Grant County youth who are affected by either a life-threatening medical condition or a long-term illness. This celebration is called Chief for a Day.
At Chief for a Day, each public safety agency adopts one child and that child is empowered as that agency's chief. Each Chief is presented with a plaque, uniform and badge of their agency.
Chief for a Day is sponsored by the Thomas A. Boruff Foundation, an Ephrata-based nonprofit organization focused on assisting special needs children in the U.S. and Mexico.