McDonough Deputies to Help With Katrina

Macomb, IL – McDonough County Sheriff's Deputies will be headed south to help during the Hurricane Katrina cleanup. Chief Deputy Rick Manser says his department got the call for help from the Illinois Law Enforcement Alert System, which is a mutual aid group. He says several deputies have volunteered. He has not yet chosen who will go or when. The alert asked for one deputy with a car for a two-week period. Manser says at the present time the county's Law and Legal Committee has endorsed having up to four officers serve over a two-month period. Manser says the need for help is great. In addition, the ILEAS recently gave the county a grant to purchase computers for the squad cars.