On March 19, Sgt. Paul Gregory, president of the Waldorf Jaycees, and Capt. Michael McGuigan, incoming president of the Lions Club, presented the check in the amount of $25,000 to Sheriff Rex W. Coffey at the Sheriffs Headquarters in La Plata to be used for the purchase of Tasers. Photo courtesy of CCSO.
LA PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriffs Office received a $25,000 donation from the Greater Waldorf Jaycees and the Waldorf Lions to purchase tasers for patrol officers. On March 19, Sgt. Paul Gregory, president of the Waldorf Jaycees, and Capt. Michael McGuigan, incoming president of the Lions Club, presented the check to Sheriff Rex W. Coffey at the Sheriffs Headquarters in La Plata.
The donation was provided through a foundation established as a joint effort between the organizations. The foundation will also donate $25,000 next year ensuring 100 percent of the Patrol Division will be equipped with tasers.
According to the Sheriff's Office, supplying the Patrol Division with tasers increases safety of the community and officers by allowing officers to quickly gain control of dangerous situations and to manage dangerous people.
I am grateful for this extremely generous donation, said Sheriff Coffey. Tasers are a tremendous asset to patrol officers. The Jaycees and the Lions are contributing greatly to our officer and community safety efforts by offering to equip every officer with a taser.
The Sheriffs Office began purchasing tasers in 2002 and has equipped 30 officers with the devices.
The Greater Waldorf Jaycees, founded in 1969, and the Waldorf Lions Club, chartered in 1947, are part of countless community outreach efforts. For more information, visit their Web sites at http://www.greaterwaldorfjaycees.com