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New Sheriff’s K-9 Asset Donated By Rineco Chemical Industries – SALINE COUNTY

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Public Release – SALINE COUNTY SHERIFF’s DEPARTMENT (Sheriff Rodney Wright)


During the spring of 2018, representatives from Rineco Chemical Industries approached the Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) and inquired how they could make a donation.

Within a few weeks, representatives from Rineco presented a check to Sheriff Rodney Wright for the purchase and training of a new K-9 dog.

In May, K-9 Handler Corporal Logan Knight and his new partner, “RINECO”, graduated from Little Rock K-9 Academy. “RINECO” has been trained and is certified in narcotic detection, tracking, building searches and bite-work apprehension.

Since graduation, employees at the Rineco facility in Haskell have been raising money through a raffle. Raffle tickets were sold at one dollar each and the winner was given authority to pour a 5 gallon bucket of ice water on the head of a supervisor of their choosing!

The employees raised $1,000 and this morning, Rineco President Ernie Walker and Vice President of Operations Ryan Dossey presented Sheriff Wright with a check in that amount.

The money will be specifically used to buy a light-weight level III protective vest which “RINECO” can wear throughout his tour of duty. The remainder of the money will be used to purchase K-9 training aids.

Below are a few photographs of the event which took place this morning on the grounds of Rineco Chemical Industries in Haskell.

The Saline County Sheriff’s new K-9, “Rineco” is trained for narcotics detection and patrol work.

Rineco President Ernie Walker and Vice President of Operations Ryan Dossey