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Funds From Wheels and Wings Ride Donated to Local First Responders

Posted: Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 4:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Nathan Sage

$15,000 of funds raised from the Wheels and Wings Memorial Ride was divided up Thursday between the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Knoxville Police Department.

Michelle and Eric Harsin, parents of the late Clayton Harsin presented two checks to Sheriff Jason Sandholdt and Chief Dan Losada. Sheriff Sandholdt thanked the Harsins for continuing to bring awareness to drunk driving.Chief Dan Losada with the Knoxville Police Department tells KNIA/KRLS News he was shocked by the amount of the check and will use the funds towards the department’s body camera program to help with enforcement of drunk driving violations. Each department received a check for $7,500. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will use the funds to help obtain a K-9 unit.