From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson
For Immediate Release
Date: February 8, 2007
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse is a non-profit 501C-3 organization. The group supports the Constitutions of the United States and State of Oregon, the preservation of law and order, and keeping of the peace in our communities. The posse exists to serve the Sheriff and to perform specific public safety duties, assist in search and rescue, and stimulate horsemanship and good fellowship. In addition the posse strives to perpetuate the customs, traditions, and pageantry of the early days of the State of Oregon.
The posse currently has 27 members and performs security services for several community events throughout the county including Seafood & Wine Festival, County Fair, the Depoe Bay Salmon Bake, Toledo Summer Festival, and more. The money raised supports the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse student scholarship program.
Volunteer hours are captured for a variety of categories including law enforcement, search and rescue, horse rescue, horse pageantry, community outreach, administrative duties, service to the Oregon Association of Mounted Posses, and training and meetings.
In the calendar year 2006, the posse donated 6,293 hours of service to the citizens of Lincoln County. At a $15.00/hour figure, that time equates to $94,395. The services provided by the posse are a tremendous value to the citizens of Lincoln County. Sheriff Dotson stated, “The citizens of Lincoln County are well served by their Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and should be very grateful and proud of these selfless men and women.”
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