Letter to the Editor: MIPD offers thanks

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Marco Island Police Department and its members we would like to recognize and thank Executive Auto, the Marco Island Moose Lodge, the Marco Island Police Foundation and the generous people of our community for the financial support and efforts that have been made to assist the department in acquiring a police motorcycle.

Our City Council Chairman Joe Batte accepted a facsimile check in a formal presentation by police foundation executive board member, Lou Prigge, at the regular council business meeting, June 3. The check is the result of the hard work and efforts of business leaders, foundation and Moose Lodge members. We also recognize the great support of our community in purchasing raffle tickets for the purchase of the motorcycle.

Motorcycles are an important tool for law enforcement in our response to incidents. Police motorcycles are efficient (fuel savings, greater mobility in congested areas and therefore enhanced response capability, etc.) and are a highly effective resource when properly applied to traffic enforcement and rapid response to police emergencies.

Again, our grateful appreciation for the support we have received.

Don Hunter

Chief of Police, Marco Island

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