From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson
For Immediate Release
Date: January 25, 2008
Sheriff's Office Donates Guns to Toledo VFW
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Gun Club, which is part of Toledo VFW Post 4227 has been very involved with teaching gun safety to citizens, including a youth trap shooting club and soon, the Boy Scouts of America.
On January 23rd, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office donated six shotguns to the Post. The shotguns had been issued to deputies many years ago, but have not been in service for nearly two decades.
Sheriff Dotson stated "These shotguns have been in storage for years and are not something we would put back into service. The VFW Gun Club is very involved in teaching proper gun handling and safety, especially to young people in our community who are becoming involved in or are already involved in shooting sports. The importance of teaching safety and responsible gun ownership can not be overstated."
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Chan Richie, president of the VFW Gun Club stated, "These Shotguns are going to be invaluable as we expand our community outreach programs and offer other groups training in shotgun safety and marksmanship."
Pictured in the attached photograph with Sheriff Dotson are members of the VFW Gun Club.
Back row, left to right: Paul Carulli, Shooting Resources Manager; Dennis L. Dotson, Sheriff; Buddy Smith, Range Safety & Shooting Coach; Bob Bounce, Quartermaster, Toledo VFW Post 4227
Front row, left to right Abe Quintanna, Range Safety & Shooting Coach; Jim Hanselman, Range Safety & Shooting Coach; Perry Brown, Class Manager and Lead Instructor; Chan Richie, President, Toledo VFW Gun Club
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