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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Jackson County COMBAT to Host Neighborhood Event in Independence

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting its fourth neighborhood event Friday, July 29 in Independence, at Full Gospel Assembly near U.S. Highway 24 and S. Sterling Avenue. The event will include a Prescription Drug Take Back program and free gun locks.

Neighborhood Event Will Include Free Gun Locks

Jackson County COMBAT is hosting its fourth neighborhood event Friday, July 29 in Independence, at Full Gospel Assembly near U.S. Highway 24 and S. Sterling Avenue.

What: COMBAT Prescription Drug Take Back and Neighborhood Cleanup

When: Friday, July 29, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Full Gospel Assembly, 10525 E. 6th St. South, Independence, Missouri

Who: Frank White, Jr., Jackson County Executive; Mike Sharp, Jackson County Sheriff; Tom Dailey, Independence Police Chief (retired); Stacey Daniels Young, COMBAT Director

This neighborhood event will include Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., providing special recognition to Tom Dailey, who recently retired after serving as Chief of Police for Independence since 2008.

Additionally, this COMBAT event will feature a Prescription Drug Take Back utilizing a drug incinerator operated by the Jackson County Sheriff. The “Drug Terminator” destroys drugs and narcotics with a clean, smoke-free burn. Residents can bring unused prescription or over-the-counter medicines to be destroyed.

Free gun locks will be available for residents. On-site demonstrations will be available upon request.

In addition, dumpsters will be available for residents to drop off bulk items like small appliances, furniture, televisions, mattresses and more.

The next upcoming neighborhood event will take place in Raytown on Friday, August 26 at 2 p.m. A media advisory with details will be sent in advance.

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