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Culpeper County Sheriff smooches a cow

August 15, 2010 | Virginia News

News Image Culpeper County Sheriff Jim Branch Jr. "won" a fundraising challenge against Culpeper Police Department interim Chief Chris Jenkins.

So what was Branch's prize?

He got to kiss Penny, a Holstein cow, Thursday evening at the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Culpeper at a spirit night fundraiser for the department's Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. Branch's department had put collection boxes around the town and the county to bring in money for the program. Each box had a photo of either Branch or Jenkins. Whoever had boxes with the most money won got to kiss Penny, who was volunteered for the promotion by Fauquier County residents Becky Mullins and her family.