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Pinellas deputies, volunteers 'Take a Bite Out of Grime'

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Volunteers pick up their gear for Saturday morning's community clean-up. Volunteers pick up their gear for Saturday morning's community clean-up.
Several current and former NFL players addressed those in attendance. Several current and former NFL players addressed those in attendance.
CLEARWATER, FL (WFLA) - The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office with an assist from clients with the Safe Harbor program took a ‘Bite Out of Grime’ Saturday morning in Clearwater.

The clean-up effort kicked off just before 8 a.m. in the Highpoint Area and featured a variety of guest speakers.
 
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According to a PCSO release deputies with the department’s Special Operations Unit, Detention and Corrections Bureau, Patrol Operations, Community Policing and Special Services Unit assisted in the operation. Safe Harbor clients and other volunteers were shuttled to nearly a dozen locations to pick up litter to earn community service hours.

The event started at the Safe Harbor location at 14840 49th St. North in Clearwater.

Among the special guests were several current and former NFL and Arena Football League players and a retired Navy Seal. Included in the group was wide receiver Louis Murphy of the New York Giants and retired players Derrick Graham (Kansas City Chiefs/Oakland Raiders), Stylez G. White (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Glenn Edwards (Pittsburgh Steelers.)

Stevie Thomas, a former wide receiver/defensive back with the Tampa Bay Storm, and retired Navy Seal Corey Knowles also addressed the group.

After the clean-up volunteers and clients returned to Safe Harbor for lunch and an awards presentation.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office also received support from more than a dozen of its community partners.

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