Police Chief Robert Yant, reporting to the Cedaredge Town Board on July 18, said that officers had feared a local suicide when a call came in recently of "a man hanging from a tree."
Officers responding to the scene discovered that the man, who had been trimming a tree from a ladder, had fallen and become pinned in the tree by an arm.
Fire department personnel effected a safe rescue, the chief noted.
Separately, there have been arrests of two people in connection with a string of burglaries in Cedaredge and Delta that resulted in the loss of property from storage units, restaurant establishments and residences in Cedaredge and Delta. Chief Yant, in answer to a trustee question, reported the development during the July 18 town board meeting. Investigation continues.
In a separate business item, the chief reported that Cedaredge's K9 Buddy is still on duty, though his eyesight has declined and is expected to fail at some point, forcing his retirement from duty.
As Buddy's retirement approaches, the Cedaredge Police Department is planning activities it hopes will raise some $6,000 to $7,000 toward the purchase of a new trained police dog.
A replacement for Buddy will cost a total $12,000 to $14,000 to train and equip, Chief Yant reported to the town board on July 18. If the community can raise half of the amount, it is possible to get the rest of the money needed from available grants, the chief said.
The department has sent out over 130 letters to business, organizations, and individuals seeking fundraising support for the project. Donation containers will be placed around town. A retirement party fundraiser is also in the early planning stages, the chief reported.
Buddy himself came on board with the CPD by community fundraising efforts after the department's previous police dog was killed in an unfortunate accident.blog comments powered by Disqus