On January 28, 2021, Midstate Electric Cooperative, headquartered in LaPine, Oregon, donated to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office a 2002 Piston Bully Sno-Cat.
Representatives from Midstate Electric Cooperative delivered the Sno-Cat and the trailer to the Sheriff’s Office North County SAR building and turned it over to the North County SAR team. They’ve agreed to let SAR use the trailer as well until a suitable replacement is located.
On hand for the delivery was Dave Schneider, General Manager for Mid State Electric, LT Brian Bryson KCSO SAR Coordinator, Jody Herndon KCSO North County SAR Team Member, Sheriff Chris Kaber, Gordon DeArmond Mid State Electric Board Member and KCSO North County SAR Team Member, Mike Hibbs Mid State Electric Line Superintendent.
The Sno-Cat, valued at $30,000, will be used primarily for search and rescue operations throughout Klamath County and will be available for other SAR teams if necessary. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office wishes to publicly thank Midstate Electric Cooperative and their Board of Directors for their generous contribution to the health and safety of Klamath County citizens.