How did you turn out with the fundraiser to purchase new duty handguns?
The fundraiser went very well and we would like to thank the public for their generous support. We had a goal to raise $3,000.00 to purchase ten handguns with holsters. We received approximately $3,700.00 in donations. The additional funds will be used to purchase other drug fighting equipment. Before the deputies can carry the weapons on duty they will need to be trained on the operation, disassembly and assembly of the weapon. The deputies will also need to qualify with the weapons under the instruction of a Certified Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Firearm Instructor. One of the deputies is currently a certified instructor.