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ERATH COUNTY (July 28, 2016) – The Erath County Crime Stoppers (ECCS) is proud to be recognized by the Governor’s Office for 30 years of dedicated service to Erath County. Above are ECCS board members L-R: Ronnie Horton, Dana Moore, Lieutenant James Gresham, Julie Crouch, Barry McNellie (ECCS President), Amanda Miller and Darren Keith (ECCS Treasurer) with a proclamation from the Governor Greg Abbott’s office with statistical information on the organization’s success.
Earlier this month, ECCS wrapped up their second annual 50 Guns in 50 Days event which net $20,982.33 after expenses. This year, ECCS will use the money raised to purchase needed items for the Stephenville Police Department, Tarleton State University Police Department, Erath County Sheriff’s Office and the Dublin Police Department.
“I am delighted to congratulate your organization for 30 years of success and to express my sincerest gratitude for the hard work and dedication of the many volunteers which have contributed to your organization,” said Elaine Windberg – Director of the Texas Crime Stoppers. “Since 1986, Erath County Crime Stoppers, Inc. in partnership with citizens, law enforcement, and the media have identified and targeted crime within their communities, leading to more than 610 felony arrests, $728,000 in recovered stolen property, and $1,672,000 in seized narcotics. Beyond that, Erath County Crime Stoppers, Inc. has worked diligently in their mission of solving and preventing crime by empowering, educating, and engaging their community and schools in the important conversations about crime, public safety and the protection of society’s most vulnerable citizens.”