Trooper Shane Jacobs
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 10, Harlan
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A total of 14,436 pounds were collected at Post 10
"Cram the Cruiser" Campaign
Date of News Release: 12/13/2011
(Harlan, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan has completed the Cram the Cruiser Campaign, which is a food drive that began on Nov. 28 and ended Dec. 12 where participants were encouraged to "cram the cruiser" with their food donations. During the drive, non-perishable food was donated by many organizations throughout Post 10's district, which covers Bell, Harlan and Knox counties. Once collected, the food will be distributed to local shelters, churches or other organizations, which serve those who are in need.
Tim Saylor, Superintendent of the Harlan County Schools, partnered with Trooper Shane Jacobs, Public Affairs Officer with Post 10, and challengedeach of the schools in his district to help cram the cruiser by collecting food items. The classes from each school that donated the most food would be given a pizza party for their efforts.
The city of Barbourville Mayor's Office also teamed up with Jacobs to get his community involved in the event. Mayor David Thompson and Barbourville Police Department collected several pallets of food to donate to the cause.
Jacobs and Post 10 Maintenance worker Gary Osborne spent most of the morning Monday going from school to school collecting the items that the faculty and students had gathered. This year was very rewarding, as several thousand pounds of food had been donated.
Last year, 21,586 pounds of food was collected, of which, Post 10 only had 295 pounds. This year, with the help of everyone involved, we have collected over two-thirds of that amount this year. A total of 14,436 pounds were collected at Post 10.
"The citizens in our district have been wonderful this year in helping to make someone's holiday a little merrier," said Jacobs. "We look forward to next year's event and hope that it is even more successful than this one. We would like to thank all those involved in making this year a record-breaking year for the event. We would like to send our warmest greetings and to encourage each and everyone to stay safe this holiday season."