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Hardin County Sheriff’s Office supports $2500 Reward Program

Published Oct. 21, 2013 | Discuss this article on Facebook
Sheriff Everhart and Kerry Oberlitner

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and the Hardin County Farm Bureau have partnered to promote the Ohio Farm Bureau’s $2,500 Reward Program.

The Reward Program was created over 40 years ago to aid in the apprehension and conviction of individuals who have committed serious crimes against Farm Bureau members.

“Farm Bureau is thrilled to have the support of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office,” said Kerry Oberlitner, president of the Hardin County Farm Bureau. Oberlitner added, “Neighbors watching out for neighbors is the best deterrent for crime in rural areas”.  

The $2,500 reward is paid to both Farm Bureau members and nonmembers who provide law enforcement officials with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those who commit arson, malicious injury to property, burglary or other felonies on a Farm Bureau member’s property.  Members must have their reward sign displayed and dues paid.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Reward Program recently received the support of the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association, a statewide group consisting of Ohio’s 88 county sheriffs.  The property protection program is funded through Ohio Farm Bureau, county Farm Bureaus and Nationwide Insurance. It is for all types of Ohio Farm Bureau members, from farmers to businesses to urban residents.

For more information about the $2,500 Reward Program, contact the Hardin County Farm Bureau at 419-447-3091 or email  hardin@ofbf.org

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