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Published on October 26th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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“Scrappin for the Law” to benefit Sheriff’s Foundation

The Sheriff’s Foundation has created a way for you to rid your yard of unwanted vehicles and receive a tax break for doing so. Schroeder’s Towing, 3512 Bush River Road, 29210 has partnered with the Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation to raise funds for necessary equipment calling it “Scrappin for the Law”.

Sheriff Leon Lott is grateful to the foundation for assisting deputies with the purchase important lifesaving equipment such as walkie-talkies or protective vests to include K-9. The Sheriff stated that the funds raised will also assists with materials needed to support community policing programs like Kid ID Print, RCSD Bike Patrol, Explorer Post 601, Richland County Educating, And Deterring, Youth (R.E.A.D.Y.), Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Precious Elderly), and more. It is the Foundations mission to equip deputies with the tools necessary to perform their duties safely, and enable them to provide effective and efficient protection to Richland County citizens and visitors. The Sheriff stated that in addition, funds raised by the foundation are used to assist families of deputies killed in the line of duty, deputies injured in the line of duty, and deputies who are experiencing hardship due to serious illness or injury.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Chris Schroeder has graciously donated his time and tow-trucks to pick up any unwanted vehicles free of charge. The vehicles will be taken to a scrap yard where the money will generated will be donated to the Sheriff’s Foundation. Each donor will receive a tax relief document/donation receipt for their donation. If you have a vehicle that you would like to donate to “Scrappin for the Law” you may contact Schroeder’s Towing at (803) 343-8519

The Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation was formed with the objective to purchase bulletproof vests for the unprotected officers in the field. Over two hundred bulletproof vests have been purchased so far and they remain an ongoing priority. In 1998, Sheriff Leon Lott informed the members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors that some of deputies had no way to communicate with other officers or even the dispatcher when out of their patrol car. Walkie-talkies were desperately needed!

The 10-member Board went to work raising funds, primarily through their annual Golf Classic. Over $150,000 has been raised for life-saving equipment to date. Walkie-talkies, off-road bikes, winter gear for bike officers, hand-held metal detectors – even a camera to create IDs for school kids. If there is a need, The Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation works to find a way to fulfill that need. Additionally, the Foundation has been the helping hand that reaches out when an officer is injured or killed in the line of duty. If you would like to help, tax-deductible contributions can be made to: Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation PO Box 1182 Columbia, South Carolina 29202. For further information contact Joni James, Foundation President JJames@RCSD.NET 803-429-6659

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