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 Gallia County who assisted with the conviction of a felony after a theft at Bridgeport Equipment-Gallipolis was paid the $2500 reward.
Pictured from left to right: Gallia County Prosecutor Jason Holdren; Gallia County Farm Bureau Organization Director Ashley Kasler; Store Manager at Bridgeport Equipment in Gallipolis David Sherman; and Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin.