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Columbia PD extends prayers to families of Anthony & Tammy Reece

Department members remember car couple donated for school resource officer
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By Ofc. Josh Brockman
Columbia Police Department, Chief Jason Cross< On behalf of Columbia Police Department we would like to send our prayers and condolences to the families of Anthony and Tammy Reece.

Anthony and Tammy have always supported our department and have always been active in the community helping many people.

An example we would like to share is in 2011 our department decided it would like to have a D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) car for our School Resource Officer Kevin Atwood.

It started out as an idea of how neat it would be to a have a unique police cruiser carrying the DARE message all over Adair County's School campus everyday school was in session. Then reality hit such as how do we afford it!! in a budget that's already tight.

We didn't just want a standard police car we wanted something special.

So after talking about it for awhile Chief Cross approached Anthony and Tammy Reece at their car lot in Coburg and pitched the ideal we had been discussing.

We explained to them our situation and that we would have limited funds and wondered if they could help us.

They jumped onboard right away without hesitation!

They went on to show us a new Dodge Charger they had just got with minor damage. Chargers was still breaking the ground into the police world as Ford's Crown Victoria was fading out.

The department loved the car as it was new and flashy but we reminded them that it might be beyond what we could do.

What came next was a blessing . Anthony said I will donate the car to the Columbia Police Department.

As if that was not already enough, they went on to say we will help spearhead and effort to raise funds from other local business to fix the car and paint it with DARE logos.

You could imagine how excited we was when we got the car complete.

It was hit with the young children from the get go as it rolled onto the school campus. The car is still in service today and can be seen on patrol daily.

Thank you Anthony and Tammy Reece we will never forget your kindness.

Columbia Police Department

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School Resource Officer Car donated by Reeces

2016-07-18 - 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ofc. Josh Brockman, Columbia Police Department.
Anthony Reece was a friend of the Columbia Police Department. He donated the cruiser shown above for the School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) at Adair County High School. Reece and his wife Tammy died in a tragic boat accident on Friday afternoon, July 15, 2016, on Lake Lanier in Hall County, GA. Columbia Police Department photo.

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