National Association for Search and Rescue Award
Ohio Valley Search and Rescue (OVSAR) was among only four groups to be given state awards at the National Association for Search and Rescue annual conference in Richmond,Virginia, in May, 1997. The team received the award for their training requirements, participation in several tri-state searches and testimony before the Indiana General Assembly committees in favor of a new law that gives search dogs the same protection a police canine (K-9) has. The law, which took effect July 1, 1997, makes it a misdemeanor to interfere with or harm a search dog, and a felony to disable or kill a search dog. This law also protects dogs used in arson investigations and bomb detection dogs. Harold Crooks, the 1997 OVSAR President, worked with Indiana Representative Vaneta Becker to write the bill.
Mead Johnson Nutritionals
City of Henderson Proclamation
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