PCSO hosts smoked pork butt challenge


RAPID CITY, S.D. — It was a hog wild Wednesday at the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, as it hosted the first-ever sheriff’s office chaplains’ smoked butt challenge.

Eight wannabe pit masters competed, serving up their finest pork butt creations. Then deputies and staff sampled each one, dropping a vote for their favorite. There was a trophy on the line for the best pork butt creation.

The event was started by the PCSO chaplains as fun way to interact with everyone in the office.

“It gives us an opportunity to meet a lot of different people and it’s easy cause it’s their lunch break,” said PCSO Chaplain Todd Lynch, “They come out and get to interact and we have some fun doing it cause it’s a competition.”

“It’s awesome,” added PCSO Chaplain Chris Swartechout, “Some of the chaplains did some pork butts along with a number of others that are part of the Pennington County Sheriff Department and it’s just cool, everyone just kind of brought a sampling.”

The chaplains are always looking for fun ways to interact with the staff and they hope this is just the first of many smoked butt challenges.

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