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Toole County Sheriff Donna Whitt, left, smiled proudly while presenting a check to Task Force members Carol Neal and Joe Rapkochduring the Oct. 26 Shelby–Toole County Transportation Safety/DUI Task Force Committee meeting. The Toole County Sheriff’s Department presented the DUI Task Force with proceeds from hosting the 2017 Montana Governor’s Cup, a statewide law enforcement combat pistol competition.

Photo by Deb Brandon

During the Oct. 26 Shelby–Toole County Transportation Safety/DUI Task Force Committee meeting, the Toole County Sheriff’s Department presented the DUI Task Force with proceeds from hosting the 2017 Montana Governor’s Cup, a statewide law enforcement combat pistol competition. Not only did the Toole County Deputies score well in the competition, Sheriff Whitt suggested partnering with the Toole County DUI Task Force, making the event a winner for Toole County all the way around. The $623.99 donated to the DUI Task Force will be used to help fund activities such as Red Ribbon Week within our school systems. 

As an active participant in the DUI Task Force, the Toole County Sheriff’s Department also steps up during the holiday season to pay for airing ads on the radio emphasizing the importance of using a designated driver. The DUI Task Force appreciates so many deputies taking time out of their busy day to record these messages about the importance of safe driving.

Thanks to funding from the Montana Department of Transportation, the Transportation Safety/DUI Task Force committee was able to bring a keynote speaker to our area for Red Ribbon Week. On Monday, Oct. 23, Brandon Bair spoke at a community gathering and on Tuesday morning he spoke to Valier and Conrad students and North Toole County and Shelby students on Tuesday afternoon. 

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Shelby–Toole County Transportation Safety/DUI Task Force Committee, please give Deb Brandon a call at 424-8313. 

“Each one of us can make a difference. Together, we make change.”  

Barbara Mikulski

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