Yates County Sheriff’s Office donates surplus equipment to Ukraine

The Yates County Sheriff’s Office recently made a donation of surplus equipment to aid Ukrainian forces in their defense against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Last month, the Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a request from the Ukrainian American Council (UACC) for surplus equipment. The county Legislature passed a resolution in April that allowed the YCSO to make this donation.

Left to right – Sgt. Chad Daggett, Sheriff Ron Spike, F/Sgt. Frank Ryan. Credit: YCSO

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“We were notified by the NYS Sheriffs’ Association and the National Sheriffs’ Association that the Ukrainian American Council was desperately requesting donations of surplus protective or defensive equipment and related gear. I approached the Legislature on declaring surplus property, and they approved a resolution April 11th,” explained Sheriff Ron Spike in a press release. “I thank the Legislature and we assembled no longer used older protective vests, covers, batons, bi-pods, gas masks and filters on a large pallet for shipment to the UACC coordinator Ken Witkowich, a retired chief of police for helping Ukraine in some way for their defense.”

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