Fishing tournament to reel in funds for police

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Sep. 25—The Back the Blue Bass Fishing Tournament is an event that can bring fun and funds for local law enforcement agencies.

This is Tahlequah Police Lt. Dexter Scott’s second year to put together the fishing event after having a successful turnout last year.

“We had a little over 50 teams last year and raised close to the $6,000. Our sponsorships have doubled since last year,” said Scott. “I’ve been putting on tournaments for several years and there’s several guys in the police department who are in fishing tournaments.”

Proceeds from the event will go toward purchases within the police department, and Scott said those purchases can be used by other area agencies if needed.

“One of the things we wanted to do was raise money for the guys within the department. As you know, [Police Chief Nate King] can only budget so much for the department. We looked at possibly purchasing a tag reader, or training if we wanted to bring somebody in [who] specializes in a certain type of training,”…

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