Tipton County Sheriff’s Office Press Release
COVINGTON, TN The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office has been chosen to receive a Community Grant from the Walmart Foundation. The $1800.00 grant was presented to Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley by Co-Manager Chris Haakonson and Ms. Sandra Cobb of the Covington Walmart # 93 Community Grants Team.
The grant will assist the Sheriff’s Office in the purchase of four (4) Hot K9 Alert Systems valued at $4000.00 for our K9 handler’s vehicles. These units notify the K9 handler in the event the vehicle has a malfunction and the interior begins to exceed the temperature safety limits for our canines.
“I want to thank the Walmart Community Team in selecting the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office in receiving this grant. Walmart continues to be a great community partner to all law enforcement agencies. This equipment will protect our “four-legged deputies” which are so valuable to our Patrol Division,” said Sheriff J.T. “Pancho” Chumley.
“It is our honor to give back to those that serve us every day. Our entire staff at the Covington Walmart strives to support our community and one example is through the Community Grants Program. We congratulate the Sheriff’s Office in receiving this grant to help them do their jobs better,” added Co-Manager Chris Haakonson.
These highly trained canines play a vital role in the various operations throughout the Sheriff’s Office. The safety of our deputies is paramount. Our K9 Unit assists in searches for suspects, narcotic detection, bomb and firearm detection, and the apprehension of fleeing suspects.
This article originally appeared as a press release from the Tipton County Sheriff's Office.