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: 'Little Slice Of Hell' House Under Contract With Cash Offer, Off The Market
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: 'Leaving Here Vaccinated': Broomfield County Jail Boasts 85% COVID Vaccination Rate
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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: 'Celebrate Culture, Without Limitations': Denver Juneteenth Kick-Off Concert So Much More Than Just A Show