TROY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded two grants from the Troy Elks.
One grant, in the amount of $746, is for the funding of two transmitters and accessories for Project Lifesaver. Project Lifesaver is an electronic tracking system capable of tracking individuals who have physical or developmental conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism) which could contribute to their wandering from their residences. Specially trained deputies are then able to track them should they wander. The program has grown the past several years, which has created a waiting list for clients. This grant will allow for two more individuals to be placed on the program.
The second grant award was for $2,000, which went for the purchase of bicycle helmets, food, drinks, drug prevention/safety literature and other items that will be used at this year’s Sheriff’s Youth Camp, by school resource officers at county schools, and by deputies on the county’s recreational bike trail for kids not wearing bicycle helmets.
“We are more than grateful and indebted to the officers and members of the Troy Elks for their generosity not only for these grants, but for the many others we have received from them over the years for Project Lifesaver, canine ballistic vest, and other projects that have benefitted not only the sheriff’s office, but the entire communit,” said Chief Deputy Dave Duchak. “We greatly appreciate their partnership to promote public safety in Miami County.”