On December 7, 2008 Chief of Police Justin Allen and Telecommunicator Tina Brown participated in the Stoddard County Shop with a Hero Program which was held at Dexter Wal-Mart.  This was one of three scheduled events in which local law enforcement officials donated their time to shop with an underprivileged area child that was chosen to participate the program through the Dexter DAEOC office.  On December 7,  law enforcement officers, ambulance, juvenile, and fire personnel from throughout Stoddard County shopped with 130 children, with 400 children expected to be included throughout the three week program.  Each child was given a $50 gift card to spend as they wished.  This money was the result of several fundraising events and donations held throughout the year.



Telecommunicator Tina Brown and Chief of Police Justin Allen