Chesapeake Energy Corporation is giving back to the community once again in Utica Shale country. The company recently celebrated 2013 by donating Chevy Tahoes to law enforcement agencies in Columbiana and Carroll counties. Both counties are highly involved in the Utica Shale play.
The vehicles are specially customized and will help the departments with costs by filling a need for the K9 and SWAT units. Pete Kenworthy, Manager of Media Relations for Utica operations, explained why Chesapeake chose to donate the vehicles:
Local law enforcement officers play a vital role in our communities, often making personal sacrifices for the betterment of others. We want to do everything we can to provide them with the tools they need to safely do their jobs to the best ability—Pete Kenworthy, Manager, Media Relations
Carroll County has already received their donation and Columbiana County will be accepting their Tahoe tomorrow. Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams explained how the donation effects his department:
We are very appreciative of this donation. It saves us about $20,000 and will be used for regular patrol work around the county—Dale Williams, Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams