Commissioners Accept Two Donations on Behalf of the Henry County Police Department
|Members of Glen Haven Baptist Church’s Grace Bible Sunday School presented a donation to the Henry County Police Department. Commissioners accepted the donation at the February 19 regular meeting.|
The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved acceptance of two separate donations on behalf of the Henry County Police Department. The action came at the February 19, 2013 regular meeting.
A donation in the amount of $1,005 from Gloria Marlowe, through Henry County Police Chaplain Ralph Easterwood and Grace Bible Sunday School of Glen Haven Baptist Church in McDonough, will be used for the purchase of a United Level III A Ballistic Shield. The shields are used by officers of the SWAT Unit during tactical entries and extractions. This the second time in as many months that the Grace Bible Sunday School donated funds to be used to purchase ballistic shields, and Major Mark Amerman said the department is grateful for the longstanding support of Glen Haven Baptist Church.
“I can’t say enough about Glen Haven and what their members do for us,” said Amerman. “They’ve really adopted us and take care of us when we have needs.”
The second donation accepted on behalf of the Police Department was a $500 donation from Aaron’s Sales and Lease Ownership, located in the Henry Town Center Shopping Center in McDonough. Store officials wanted to thank the Henry County Police Department for their visibility in the shopping area and quick response to calls for service, and offered their appreciation to the county’s officers who provide valuable service to the community. The donation has not yet been designated for a specific purpose.
These generous donations allow the Henry County Police Department to purchase equipment without using any county or seized funds.
For more information, visit www.henrycountypolicedepartment.org.