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STAND T.A.L.L. Steps Up to Provide Needed Equipment to Lake Lure Police Department

Recently, Officer Caleb Oates of the Lake Lure Police Department contacted STAND T.A.L.L. to request some assistance with the acquisition of some equipment that was not covered under the department’s current budget.

Officer Oates spoke with STAND T.A.L.L.’s president Ron Kauffman and explained that the department needed new thermal printers for each of its eight patrol cars. He asked if that was something that the NC nonprofit could do to help acquire that equipment. Kauffman explained that the Mission of the organization involves supporting the

unbudgeted needs of area law enforcement to help them better perform their duties.

Kauffman stated, “The Board made the decision to fund the entire request, and we went to the people of the area communities to help us purchase the printers by donating, and many did. We’re happy that we could provide these printers to the officers of the Lake Lure Police Department.”

Officer Caleb Oates, STAND T.A.L.L. VP Sharon Hanson, Chief Sean Humphries, STAND T.A.L.L. President Ron Kauffman

When asked about their donation, Chief Sean Humphries said, “I had heard about STAND T.A.L.L. but had no idea that they would respond so quickly to assist our department to help us achieve a higher level of effectiveness that these new printers provide. It’s great to have an organization like them supporting not only our department but a number of law enforcement departments in western North Carolina.”

(See photo with Chief Humphries, Officer Oates, Ron Kauffman, and VP Sharon Hanson)

To donate, or for additional information about STAND T.A.L.L. you may visit their website at You may reach them by email at and by telephone at (828) 393-0900. Tax-deductible donations are welcome and may be made online at their website. The Sentinel Patriot Club dba STAND T.A.L.L.© is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

For media information contact:

Ron Kauffman, Founder & President


Direct Line: 828-696-9799 – Mobile: 561-818-0039

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