The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has received a $5,000 donation from Chula Farmers Cooperative and CoBank in Greenwood Village, Colorado which comes through their “Sharing Success Program”.
General Manager Dan Murphy, Chula Farmers Co-op, and board members made $17,000 worth of donations to local groups this year to qualify for the “Sharing Success Program”. They subsequently applied for the grant with CoBank on behalf of the Livingston County Sheriff’s office to finance a K-9 program.
Sheriff Steve Cox and his staff initially started the K-9 fundraiser earlier this year, initially planning a two-year goal to raise $16,500 in private donations. With the latest donation, approximately $15,200 is on hand toward the goal.
According to Sheriff Cox, the dual-purpose K-9 will be a dog that has been professionally trained to detect certain drugs and working with a deputy on law enforcement patrol with activities such as tracking, building searches, officer guarding and defense.
Additional donations for the K-9 can be made with Sheriff Steve Cox, Deputy and designated K-9 handler, Chris Mueller, or Captain Sindy Fitzpatrick, all at the Livingston County Sheriff’s office, 660-646-0515 or mail to 901 Webster Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601.
The Livingston County Clerk is securing all funds until such time as the sheriff’s office can move forward with a purchase.