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Press Release-McGruff
« on: May 25, 2011, 02:37:42 PM »

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PRESS RELEASE
5/25/11
Local Businesses Donate to Allow the Prosecutor’s Office to Bring McGruff the Crime Dog to Pulaski County


Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney, is pleased to announce the addition of a new crime fighter to the staff of the Prosecutor’s Office, McGruff the Crime Dog.  As part of the its community education and outreach program, McGruff is now able to assist the Prosecutor’s Office in educating the public, especially children, about crime and crime prevention.

McGruff is a positive and proven tool for educating the public about crime, violence, substance abuse prevention, and for motivating and mobilizing community action to combat these threats.  Over the years, thanks to efforts of local crime prevention practitioners, McGruff has appeared at a multitude of events across the country.  He goes to schools, hospitals, shopping malls, rodeos, fairs, and parades.  His image appears on T-shirts, mugs, stickers, sports trading cards, caps, billboards, and more.  Everywhere he appears, his message is the same, that responsible action, both by individuals and groups can “take a bite out of crime,” and his advice to do so are keys to his effectiveness.  The McGruff character has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Times, Sports Illustrated, Parade, McCall’s, Weekly Reader, Mini-Page, and Smithsonian, to name a few national publications.  McGruff’s primary mission is to help people and communities prevent crime and improve the quality of life for themselves, their families, their friends, and their neighborhoods.

McGruff made his first appearance in public in Pulaski County at the 3rd Thursday event on the square in Waynesville.  Look for him at local parades and festivals throughout the year promoting Pulaski County’s efforts to fight crime.  If your school, group, or civic organization would like to schedule a visit from McGruff, please contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 573-774-4770.

McGruff was made possible in Pulaski County by the generous donations of Security Bank, First State Bank, Fort Wood Hotels by Ehrhardt Properties, Bank of Iberia, and Mid-America Bank and Trust Company.  The Prosecutor’s Office thanks these businesses for their support of McGruff and law enforcement in our community.
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Re: Press Release-McGruff
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 04:13:30 PM »
cool!

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Re: Press Release-McGruff
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2011, 12:07:50 AM »
Great picture Kevin! But who is the mutt in the suit?

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Re: Press Release-McGruff
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2011, 02:32:52 AM »
Great picture Kevin! But who is the mutt in the suit?

Probably a very handsome young man. ;-)
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Re: Press Release-McGruff
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 12:38:30 AM »
Excellent job to bring this important tool to our community.