Eugene, Ore. – On Wednesday, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office reported that the horse area used by its mounted posse, which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of volunteer equestrians, was targeted by vandals.
The discovery was said to be a significant “disappointment” to the Posse’s members.
“The vandals used spray paint to write hateful rhetoric designed to slander police on Sheriff’s Mounted Posse signs and storage containers. Damage is estimated to be over $1,000.” said the Lane County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse is a non-profit 501(c)(3) group made up entirely of volunteers. This group donates their time and animals to serve our county in many ways. Not only does this group provide a space for equestrians to ride and improve their horsemanship skills, but they regularly donate the funds that they raise to other community organizations.
The Sheriff’s Mounted Posse also provides a vital service to it’s local community in times of emergency. During the Holiday Farm Fire and Cedar Creek Fire, Sheriff’s Mounted Posse members volunteered their vehicles and expertise to transport the animals of evacuated residents that had no means to quickly move animals to safety.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Posse is accepting applications for adult and youth auxiliary members.
For more information on how to apply contact Sgt. Levi McKenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at Lane County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse – Lane County.
Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.