DOG TAGS; Memorial to Fargo/support Foundation
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced today a unique opportunity for people to support the Sheriff’s Department while remembering Fargo who paid the ultimate sacrifice on December 16, 2011.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation now has available K9 Fargo Dog Tags and Key Chains for sale beginning Friday June 21, 2013. The Sheriff added that the Dog Tags will be available at all Midlands Area Taco Bells, on line at www.RCSFSC.com or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Fargo was shot and killed after capturing an armed robbery suspect near Monticello Road in North Columbia. Fargo caught the subject, locked onto him and during the ensuing struggle the man shot Fargo three times, and then fired at responding deputies. K9 Fargo was transported to a local emergency animal hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect fled but was located hiding in a shed and arrested a short time later. Fargo was Master Deputy Warren Cavanagh’s partner and was a Belgian Malinois who joined our family in 2006 at the early age of 9 months. K-9 Fargo was triple wielded in Narcotics detection, Tracking, and Criminal Apprehension. Master Deputy Cavanagh and K-9 Fargo prided themselves in making the communities of Richland County a safer place to live, work and play.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that these new unique Dog Tags are being sold by the Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation which was founded to care for those who protect our communities. The Foundation’s website www.rcsfsc.com talks about their purpose: “Richland County deputies risk their lives daily. They protect people and property, often under adverse conditions. Providing equipment when it is needed, rather than when dollars become available was, and still is, The Richland County Sheriff's Foundation's primary goal. The match of dollars to needs isn't always perfectly timed. And the time lost attempting to obtain equipment can cost the lives of law enforcement officers.”
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Foundation supports the Department, through fundraising and donations, often stepping in to help Deputies and their families in the event of crisis and general need. The Sheriff stated that the Fargo Tags will cost $15 each and the money will go to support the Foundation’s efforts to provide for those who protect our communities (please see the attached poster of the actual tags).
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that on June 22, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM K9 Deputies and their K9 Partners will be at Midlands Area Taco Bells (located on Clemson Road, Polo Road, Decker Boulivard, Broad River Road and Garners Ferry Road) to interact with the public and promote this project. The Sheriff added that the Dog Tags will be available at all Midlands Area Taco Bells
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