During the spring of 2018, representatives from Rineco Chemical Industries approached the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) and inquired how they could make a donation.
Within a few weeks, representatives from Rineco presented a check to Sheriff Rodney Wright for the purchase and training of a new K-9 dog.
In May, K-9 Handler Corporal Logan Knight and his new partner, “Rineco,” graduated from Little Rock K-9 Academy. “Rineco” has been trained and is certified in narcotic detection, tracking, building searches and bite-work apprehension.
Since graduation, employees at the Rineco facility in Haskell have been raising money through a raffle. Raffle tickets were sold at one dollar each and the winner was given authority to pour a 5 gallon bucket of ice water on the head of a supervisor of their choosing!
The employees raised $1,000 and Tuesday morning, Rineco president Ernie Walker and Vice President of Operations Ryan Dossey presented Sheriff Wright with a check in that amount.
The money will be specifically used to buy a light-weight level III protective vest which “Rineco” can wear throughout his tour of duty. The remainder of the money will be used to purchase K-9 training aids.
Above and below are a few photographs of the event which took place this morning on the grounds of Rineco Chemical Industries in Haskell.