Burrito-Ville donates $1,000 to Cape Girardeau Police Department Training Fund

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Pictured: Paige Garner (Burrito-Ville general manager), Sgt. Adam Glueck (training officer), sgt. Rick Smith, and Emily Vines (Asst. Marketing Manager).

Cape Girardeau--Burrito-Ville, a locally owned and operated business, donated $1,000 to the Cape Girardeau Police Department's Training Fund.

Burrito-Ville held a #GiveBacktoCape fundraiser on June 15 from 5-9 p.m., donating 10 percent of all sales, with customers helping to raise $250. The event included police officer meet and greets, live music from local band The Tone Def All-Stars, K9-officer Reno, and various police vehicles.

The training program for which funds were being raised is an important asset to the local community. More recently, there has been a push in the United States for police officers to learn to use non-lethal force training, and in the state of Missouri, both training hours and training curriculum have been increased.

Sgt. Adam Glueck, the defense and tactics instructor for the Cape Girardeau Police Department, recently made a trip to St. Louis, MO., to learn about the new methods of training for police officers, and plans to bring that information back for a train to trainer program to be administered throughout the department.

The training program is essential to helping the Cape Girardeau police serve the community, so Burrito-Ville more than matched the money raised by customers, adding $750 to what was raised, for a total $1,000 donation to the training fund.

Burrito-Ville holds their #GiveBacktoCape events in support of local organizations. You must be a local charity to be considered.

Contact burritoville913@gmail.com if you would like to be considered for one of Burrito-Ville’s #GiveBacktoCape events. You must be local and keep money local to be considered.

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