Hennepin County Sheriff Explorers receive $10,000 donation to support youth character development, leadership, and service learning
Did you know volunteer scuba divers pick up trash off the bottom of Lake Minnetonka every year after Fourth of July festivities? Hennepin County Special Deputy Sergeant Mary Radtke Strum is a volunteer scuba diver, and also a board member of the Sheriff’s Foundation.
A horse named Likira didn’t have enough horsepower to pull itself out of the water when it became stuck Sunday afternoon in Elm Creek Park Reserve in Dayton. So deputies from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, police officers from the Three Rivers Park District and firefighters helped.
Last year, 86 special deputies volunteered more than 23,400 hours that would have cost the sheriff’s office $552,105 to fill with paid personnel… Recently, special deputies helped search for a man who drowned in a Carver County lake. Deputies have also been assigned to assist in flood areas, including Hurricane Katrina.
- Sheriff Foundation shows appreciation for law enforcement workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic May 20, 2020
- Foundation Treasurer receives Sheriff’s Distinguished Service Award January 2, 2020
- Hennepin County Sheriff Explorers receive $10,000 donation to support youth character development, leadership, and service learning April 13, 2019
- KARE 11: Volunteer Deputy divers clean up Lake Minnetonka after 4th of July July 5, 2018
- Star Tribune: Hennepin County volunteers assist in rescue of horse March 27, 2018