Benton, AR – Earlier this year, managers from our facility approached the Saline County Sheriff’s Office to inquire how we could make a donation. Within a few weeks, we were able to present a check to Sheriff Rodney Wright for the purchase and training of a new K-9 dog, Sergeant Rineco.
In May 2018, K-9 handler Corporal Logan Knight and his partner “Rineco” graduated from the Little Rock K-9 Academy. Sergeant Rineco has been trained and is certified in narcotic detection, tracking, building searches and bite-work apprehension.
Since Sergeant Rineco’s graduation, our employees in Benton 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. We were able to raise $1,000 and this morning, 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 Sergeant Rineco can wear throughout his tour of duty. The remainder of the money will be used to purchase K-9 training aids.