Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Receives Law Enforcement Grant

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BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Thursday was the recipient of a $925 grant from the Law Enforcement Charitable Foundation, Inc. that will allow the sheriff’s office to purchase a bite suit to be incorporated into the training of its K9 Diego.

Sheriff David Bartoni says Diego is often deployed to assist in high risk arrests as well as the search for people and articles.

Diego’s effectiveness in these situations is paramount upon his level and quality of training. With the addition of this training equipment, Bartoni says Diego will be best prepared to produce results when called upon.

The sheriff’s office is thankful for the Law Enforcement Charitable Foundation and their work with local law enforcement and the communities they serve.

The cornerstone of LECF, Inc. is to protect the bond that exists between community and local law enforcement through education, programs and briefings, while offering charitable support for families of police officers killed in the line of duty and grants to law enforcement agencies for protective equipment, educational training and memorials.