City of Knox Gets Grant to Replace Police Car

The city of Knox can finally replace a wrecked police car thanks to funds from a federal grant. The USDA Office of Rural Development awarded the city a $24,900 Community Facility Grant. An officer hit a deer last spring while en route to North Judson to assist with a sobriety checkpoint, and the city’s insurance on the Ford Crown Victoria patrol car was not adequate to purchase and equip a replacement. City officials were notified yesterday that they had received the grant. USDA Rural Development State Director Phil Lemkuhler said, “Rural Development appreciates the dangerous job done by those who serve as police officers. It is our hope that these funds will help to make their jobs safer and the city of Knox more secure.”