Stabenow announces support for new Baraga police car

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow announced her support Thursday for the Baraga Police Department to buy a new police car.

The purchase of the vehicle will be funded with the help of an $18,750 grant from the USDA’s Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant program. That program funds critical infrastructure in rural communities across the country.

“Police officers have to cover many miles to protect our families, homes, and communities,” said Stabenow. “This new police car for Baraga will help make sure there is always someone there to quickly respond in an emergency.”

Senator Stabenow is a ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, which oversees the USDA and its Rural Development program.