A Colorblind Cop Gets To See Colors For The First Time

How often do you get to witness a moment when someone’s life changes?  A colorblind California sheriff’s deputy was given a pair of EnChroma glasses that allowed him to see color for the very first time. The glasses are expensive so his fellow deputies pitched-in to surprise him.  They were outside at a farm when they gave him the glasses and he immediately got his first look at all the colors of nature.  His first words were, “A different world.”

Correctional Deputy sees color for the first time

“It’s a different world”Today Correctional Deputy and Sheriff’s SWAP Farm Manager Jeff Dishmon saw color for the first time. Correctional Deputy Samantha Freese and Dishmon have worked together for eight years at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Over the years the two have grown close, nicknaming each other “Grandpa” and “Granddaughter”. Dishmon has been color blind his whole life, which has sometimes been a source of frustration for him and others around him. Freese and other correctional deputies pitched in to purchase #enchroma glasses for Dishmon and presented them to him today at the Sheriff’s SWAP Farm. The results were incredible. #trynottocry

Posted by Humboldt County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, November 14, 2018