May 3, 2014 3:51 PM by AP
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says it will use a $12,000 donation from oilfield exploration and production company ConocoPhillips to buy a boat and equipment for its water patrol service.
The Daily Comet reports the Sheriff's Office wants to buy a 17-foot aluminum-hull boat to replace an older one. Also to be purchased are a GPS navigational system, hydraulic jack plate and motion-stabilizing binoculars.
The water patrol is responsible for search and rescue operations for stranded or missing boaters as well as enforcing boating safety and some wildlife and fisheries patrols.
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