SAR - Entering The Water

MOHAVE COUNTY – Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Search & Rescue (SAR) Kingman Unit will be hosting an informational booth Sept. 17 – 20, 2015, at the Mohave County Fair.

SAR members will be manning the booth and providing information about the unit and its mission.

MCSO SAR is an all-volunteer organization with more than 100 members covering all of Mohave County. Their mission is to assist the Sheriff in serving the community by carrying out missions and other duties assigned to them by the Sheriff.

The main purpose of the SAR is to assist the MCSO in the search for lost individuals, and if needed, to rescue them. They also help in evidence searches, body recoveries, security at community events, traffic control and also provide assistance during fires and other disasters.

Since SAR is a totally volunteer organization, the members pay for many expenses out of their own pockets. Each member buys his own personal equipment and outfits his own vehicle.

There will be a fundraiser for SAR during the county fair and all proceeds garnered from the ticket sales will be used to purchase the unit’s equipment, specialized gear and to further the members’ training. The prizes include a Double Tap Tactical Pocket .45 ACP Pistol donated by The Gun Shop, an EEA Witness PL Parona 9mm Pistol donated Bank Street Guns, $400 toward the purchase of four tires donated by Great West Tire, and one free Ram or Boar Hunt donated by Dunton Ranch. The tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and the drawing will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20. The winners need not be present to win.

The all-volunteer MCSO SAR Kingman Unit appreciates the monetary support it receives from corporations, small businesses, and individuals because they receive no government funding other than reimbursement for fuel costs.

Search and rescue has a Federal tax-exempt status under IRS section 501 (c) (3) and all donations are tax deductible.

For further information about the MCSO SAR or to purchase tickets for the fundraising raffle, contact Kingman Unit Captain Louie Vega at (928) 530-2824, Buffalo Hayden at (928) 757-3248 and/or stop by the informational booth during the county fair.