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Many hands make for light work

As Spring creeps around the corner, I am pushing towards my third decade of training law enforcement officers.  It has been a rewarding career and I would not trade it for the world.  One of my core beliefs is to “give” when you can.  In fact, I do my best to actively look for opportunities to give back to a community that has given me so much.  Occasionally you have to make that opportunity.  This is exactly what I am doing this May.  I have done a great deal of work  at the Petersburg Law Enforcement Training Facility in Petersburg, Indiana.  This is a multijurisdictional facility used by the Petersburg Police Department, Pike County Sheriffs Office and the Indiana State Police.   As with a majority of small agencies, funding for the facility is usually number 99 on a list of 100.  Facility maintenance and improvements have many times been performed by off duty personnel or helpful members of the community.  While the facility offers a safe framework to train in, I would like to make simple improvements. These include repair of plumbing issues for restrooms, range improvements such as steel targets, shot timers etc.

The Plan

On May 14th & 15th I will be teaching a Tactical Carbine Course at the facility.  All proceeds will go to the range fund.  I will be charging $100 for the class to allow more people to attend.  At the same time I am searching for sponsors that want to join join my effort to raise funds. While it sounds like an overplayed idea – we are looking for items to raffle off at the event.  In this arena, raffles are very successful and can prove to be very helpful.  I have several companies on board already but am looking for more.

Prizes will be broken into retail value and raffled off in ascending order. Participation in the course secures participants a raffle ticket and more can be purchased.

What do you get out of it?

With the relenting tide of people asking for sponsors, it is a fair question to ask “What do I get out of it?”  Beyond the “helping” aspect there is a tangible upside.  First is that your company will be featured in all promotional literature for the event.  With our social media presence alone it will see exposure to over 75,000 people.  Combined with partners sharing the information, the numbers will easily reach over 100,000 people.  Additionally a permanent banner will be made and placed at the facility listing the sponsors of the event.


If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact me at your earliest convenience.  I am an FFL/SOT to firearms transfers would be simple.  We are open to a variety of items.  Please take a moment to consider it and them help us make a difference.

Fred Mastison

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