Friday is his day off, but Deputy Morris Froscher was up early and in uniform, making the rounds on his unusual beat.
Deputy Froscher regularly visits homeless camps in his jurisdiction and several times a year he brings food and clothes. About a dozen homeless camps are on the west side of Volusia County and around the outskirts of Deland with about 45-50 people living in them.
Froscher, a former Marine, frequently checks on the people in the camps, often, bearing gifts of food, clothing and personal hygiene products.
Steven Patterson and his wife have lived in the camp for 2 years and they welcome the deputy like an old friend. “It’s somebody that I can trust. It’s somebody that I know is on our side. He’s not pushing to get rid of us out of here,” Patterson said.