HUGE Donation and Support to our K-9 Program
Recently the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) received a $5,000.00 donation from Chula Farmers Cooperative and CoBank in Greenwood Village, Colorado through their “Sharing Success Program”.
General Manager Dan Murphy and the Chula Farmers Co-op and Board Members made $17,000 in donations to local groups in the community this year to qualify for the “Sharing Success Program” and subsequently applied for the grant with CoBank on behalf of the LCSO and our K-9 project.
Included is a photo of General Manager Dan Murphy and Deputy Chris Mueller accepting the “Sharing Success” check for the K-9 Program and the LCSO. Deputy Mueller has been named the K-9 Handler for the LCSO and has done an excellent job working with Sheriff Cox and our community on this project.
Sheriff Steve Cox and the LCSO initially started the K-9 project fund raiser earlier this year and initially planned a 2 year goal to raise the $16,500 of strictly private donations to implement a dual purpose K-9 program for our office. With this generous donation we have approximately $15,200 on hand toward our goal.
A dual-purpose K-9 will be a dog which has been professionally trained to detect certain drugs and to work with a deputy in law enforcement patrol, such as tracking, building searches, officer defense, guarding, and more.
We are still accepting donations to complete this goal. You may contribute to our K-9 Program by contacting Sheriff Steve Cox, Deputy Chris Mueller, or Captain Sindy Fitzpatrick at the LCSO, 660-646-0515 or mail to 901 Webster Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601. The Livingston County Clerk is securing all funds until such time our office can move forward with a purchase.
Again we wish to thank everyone who has helped and/or contributed and a huge THANK YOU to our friends and supporters with Chula Farmers Cooperative, Board Members, Dan Murphy, and the CoBank in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
Chula Farmers Cooperative and Dan Murphy do many great things for our community, this just happens to be 1 of the many. Their friendship and support are very much appreciated.
Sheriff Steve Cox