The Ohio Farm Bureau Property Protection Program has been in existence for more than 40 years. During that time, it has provided much publicity and has been said to be a deterrent to crime in rural areas.
The reward is paid to both Farm Bureau members and nonmembers who provide information that leads to the arrest and conviction of someone who committed arson, malicious injury to property, burglary or other felonies on a Farm Bureau member’s property. It also is paid for the arrest and felony conviction of those who steal a Farm Bureau member’s car, truck, tractor or self-propelled equipment.
A person in Jackson County who assisted with the conviction of a felony after a theft at Rowdy’s Smokehouse was paid the $2500 reward.
Pictured from left to right: Jackson County Prosecutor Justin Lovett, Senior Organization Director Kim Harless, Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau President Tami Call, Rowdy’s Representative Kyle Picard, and Sgt. Scott Conley with the Jackson City Police Department.