Public safety organizations thank GRIC for grants

April 15, 2016


Christopher Lomahquahu

Gila River Indian News


The first regular monthly meeting of the Community Council began with two presentations from public safety organizations that received assistance from the Gila River Indian Community’s shared gaming revenue program. The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office and Superstition Fire and Medical both attended the Council meeting to offer appreciation and to formally thank the Community.


With GRIC’s assistance, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office purchased three patrol cars and Superstition Fire and Medical used their grant for a new ambulance.


“I’d like to express our gratitude on behalf of Navajo County, our board of supervisors and myself for the shared revenues that you are able to share through [your] grant program,” said Sheriff KC Clark of the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office.


Sheriff Clark presented Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis with a plaque in appreciation for the Community’s grant funding.


According to a statement by Program Administrator Cheryl Pablo the NCSO provides law enforcement assistance to the Navajo Nation Police Department, the Hopi Police Department and Hopi Ranger and the White Mountain Apache Police Department.


The NCSO’s display of appreciation was followed by the Superstition Fire and Medical District presentation to thank the Community.


“Thanks to [your] most generous donation [we] are able to put a beautiful ambulance on the road to provide exceptional services to our community,” said Fire Chief Paul Bourgeois.