Eastport Youngster Is Sheriff For A Day

Douglas Grimmett, a 12-year-old cancer survivor from Eastport, and son of NYPD Scuba Sergeant Adam Grimmett, was officially named “Suffolk County Sheriff for the Day” on September 24 in a ceremony with Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr., who is also a two-time cancer survivor.

Douglas and his family met with Sheriff Toulon in his office in Riverhead, which he turned over to “Sheriff Douglas” for the day. “Sheriff” Douglas and “Deputy Sheriff” Ben, his 10-year-old brother, took part in a series of activities with members of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, including a ride along in a patrol car, a visit in the SeaLegs land/sea marine unit, a trip up in the SkyWatch tower, and a demonstration of the K-9 unit.