Jones & Gravil Tax Service To Match Up To $500 Towards K9 Unit Purchase For Sheriff's Office, Make Donation Here
*UPDATE* Still short of $500 matched goal: still time to donate
Edmonson Voice Staff
Jones and Gravil Tax Service, located in Bee Spring and owned by Josh Jones and Wymon Gravil, has announced that they have joined the campaign to bring "Tango," a 15 month-old German Shepherd K9 drug detecting officer to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
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Jones said the local tax service is simply trying to do their part to help fight drugs in Edmonson County. "We feel like this is a great way for us and others to help give back," Jones said. "We know Tango can make a difference and we want to help get him here."
Local businessman Josh Casey, owner of C&C Firearms, organized a raffle for a Savage .308 rifle last week where all profits will go towards the purchase of Tango. Casey said since the raffle announcement was made on EdmonsonVoice.com, other sponsors have gotten involved.
Casey said he wanted to show support to law enforcement after the recent attacks on officers in Dallas and New Orleans when Deputy Jordan Jones came into the store and began talking about the expense of getting a K9 Unit.
"It seemed like the perfect opportunity to get involved with this," Casey said. "More and more people are getting involved all the time. Just this morning, the guys from Total Tire and Repair donated a $100 gift certificate. It really speaks well of just what type of community we have here."
Prizes in the raffle include not only the rifle and tire certificate, but also a pair of Rocky Boots, a BackYard BBQ and Grill party pack, a pair of Vortex Optics binoculars, a $50 Cabela's gift card and one free slide cerakote from Southern Kentucky Tactical, LLC.
Sheriff Shane Doyle said it will take around $7,000 to make the initial purchase of Tango, and the Sheriff's Office will also have to make other investments like a safe and proper kennel, a bullet-proof vest for Tango, and other specialized K9 equipment.
He said other private donations have also been made from local businesses.
"We're almost there, and it's because Edmonson County has come together to help us," Doyle said. "We know that our community is ready to fight the war on drugs with us, and we know Tango will help us do that. We are deeply humbled by the support so far."
You can read more about the addition of Tango in our earlier reports:
Sheriff's Office Looking To Add K9 Unit To Patrol
C&C Firearms Holding Benefit Raffle For Sheriff's Office K9 Unit Effort: Win A Savage Rifle--UPDATE--MORE PRIZES