The Wal-Mart Foundation has given Cushing police a grant to purchase digital cameras for the patrol officers.

Friday, Aug. 28th, the Cushing Police Department received a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation. Yvain Bro,
Cushing’s Wal-Mart manager, presented a check for $1,000 to Cushing police officers Carson Watts and MPO Bill McCarty. The funds will be used to help offset the purchase of 8 or 9 digital cameras for the police officers who currently conduct patrol-based investigations.

Chief Terry Brannon said, “I am very appreciative of the support from Wal-Mart. This funding will help our department fill a need we have had for sometime. In the past, we have had to send someone back to the police department to retrieve a camera, which causes an unnecessary delay in our ability to capture photographic evidence. With these funds, Wal-Mart has made another investment in our community that will positively impact our ability to carryout police services to our citizens.” Chief Brannon continued, “I also appreciate the help we had from Wal-Mart associates Lisa Simpson and Kristi Nicholas. They represented Wal-Mart’s community commitment with a spirited enthusiasm.”