News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Leonardtown, MD- In honor of  National Correctional Officers Week this month, several rocks were painted, personalized and delivered to St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office personnel at headquarters and at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center.

In 2017, one of the creators of LEOs located a painted rock outside a business. The creators of LEOs then began painting rocks and leaving them outside for others to find as a way of spreading kindness. A few months later, they began painting rocks and leaving them outside local police agencies as a way to show their thanks and appreciation.

Image courtesy of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

In October of 2017, the family located an officer in their neighborhood and provided him with a very special rock they had been carrying with them for months in hopes to find just the right person to give it to. The families became close friends with the officer and his family as a result.

Since then, 3,811 LEO rocks have been painted and distributed to agencies and officers.  The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is honored to be one of the agencies included in such a wonderful act of kindness.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...