EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Under the threat of snow on Thursday afternoon, members of the Eagle County Special Operations Unit practiced on a gun range bundled up in brand new special winter coats.READ MORE: FBI Denver Believes Gabby Petito's Body Has Been Found In Wyoming
Avon Police Chief Greg Daly is a members of the specialized team. He says a donation from John Liautaud, the founder of Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, made the new jackets a reality.
“To get any type of support whatever manner, just a wave or thank you or handshake is phenomenal, obviously when we have citizens like this when they can afford it, it’s tremendous. It warms our hearts,” Daly said.READ MORE: Rollover Crash In Colorado Springs Kills Active Duty Air Force Airman
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Funding challenges impact rural law enforcement agencies on a daily basis; they lean on community support in order to keep going.
“We have a small, limited funding for the team. They have been relying on some older gear over the years,” Daly added.MORE NEWS: 4 Large COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Opening This Week In Colorado