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Deputy Tommy Holcomb and K-9 Ioni-May

The Simmons First Foundation has generously donated $2500 to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 fundraiser.

The Simmons First Foundation was established in 2013 to help give back to the communities that have been so vital to the continuing growth and success of Simmons Bank.  Former Simmons CEO Mr. Tommy May heads up the foundation and guides it in its mission to build stronger and more vibrant communities for the future.

Today’s donation of $2500 from the Simmons Foundation is also being matched personally by Mr. Tommy May.  The generosity of the Simmons Foundation, Mr. May, and many others puts notable actions over words in expressing their care for our community.

These donations and are used for purchasing K-9 training, equipment, and medical supplies / services that keep the Sheriff’s K-9 teams running at their best.  Because of generous donations the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is able to purchase essential items for our K-9 program that would otherwise be difficult to obtain.

Recently the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a new K-9, named Ioni-May, who is aptly named after Mr. Tommy May.  K-9 Ioni-May is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois and is assigned to work with K-9 Handler Deputy Tommy Holcomb.  Deputy Holcomb, an experienced handler, and K-9 Ioni-May have completed training and state certification and are hitting the streets as an important addition to the day-to-day operation of the Sheriff’s Office.

K-9 teams are an important part of law enforcement, adding valuable tools to support our mission to protect and serve. Our K-9s are trained and certified in multiple disciplines, such as narcotics detection, tracking, apprehension, and handler protection.

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