Polk County Peace Officers Present Check to a Worthy Cause, LIVINGSTON, January 13, 2009 - At the monthly scheduled Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.) meeting, the Polk County Peace Officer's Association presented a check in the sum of $18,072.18 to the Memorial Medical Center of Livingston for their S.A.N.E. program.
For many years there has been a need for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program placed in Polk County. Sexual assault victims which comprises the majority of victims being children, had to travel as far as Houston to have a forensic examination.
This past year, the Livingston Memorial Hospital agreed to start up a limited S.A.N.E. program in our community. The Polk County Peace Officer's Association made a commitment to help raise money to help buy a forensic scope needed to document and collect evidence to help in the prosecution of the perpetrators of these assaults. Since that time a full time S.A.N.E. program has been established and will be in operation this year.
This past year, the P.C.P.O.A. held a benefit trail ride to raise the needed funds. The benefit raised the amount needed to purchase S.A.N.E. equipment.
Members of the association went to businesses and individuals in Polk County and asked for money or items to help buying the much needed equipment. A live auction was held and the needed funds were raised during the benefit.
The Polk County Peace Officer's Association wishes to thank the businesses and individuals that gave their donations to help in raising the needed money. The P.C.P.O.A. could not have succeeded without the generosity of the fine folks of Polk County.
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