Release Date: Jul 13, 2012
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
John Schulz, Public Information Officer
Bill Dellenbach of Dellenbach Motors in Fort Collins presented a $13,000 check today to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Posse as a thank you for the work they did during the High Park Fire. Mr. Dellenbach told Sheriff Justin Smith it was "an amazing process how you took care of the evacuees."
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office Posse provided over 2,000 hours of volunteer time, donated by 27 different Posse members, to assist evacuees of the High Park Fire in removing and tending to their livestock. Over 600 animals were cared for at the Ranch during the duration of the fire.
In addition to taking care of the livestock housed at the Ranch, Posse members also provided food and water to those animals that were not able to be removed from the fire area. At one point the Posse even had an old-fashioned cattle drive to move cattle to a safer area within the burn zone.