DONATIONS ALLOW OFFICERS TO RECEIVE NEW BODY ARMOR
Sgt. Dwight Duch, Cpl. Kristofer Savino,
Lt. Brad Lewis, Sgt. Brian Davis,
Sgt. Doug Meurer, and Cpl. Tracy Munson
(not pictured are Deputy Chuck Menschik and Deputy Jacob Zappa)
The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, by way of the Baxter County Sheriff’s Foundation, Inc,. received a $2,500 grant from the Twin Lakes Community Foundation donor-advised fund to purchase five Kevlar vests for officers.
The fund was set up by a grandmother to teach her grandchildren, then aged two and four, the importance of giving. Each year, the children choose a community organization to benefit with the proceeds of the fund. Because it is an endowed fund, the children will be able to give to their community in ways they choose for the rest of their lives. When so many police officers were being killed in the line of duty, they decided their grant this year would go to the Sheriff’s Department to help keep officers safe.
Also, three additional vests were able to be purchased through other donations made to the Sheriff’s Foundation in the past several months. In total, eight officers have received new body armor to replace that which had reached the end of its maximum effective usefulness.
The Sheriff’s Office and the officers who received these Kevlar vests are very thankful and appreciative of these young ladies for their generous gift and also thank the other donors who made this possible. It is heartwarming to know that the officers have the support of such a wonderful and caring community that we all live in.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff