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Polk County Sheriff's Lieutenant Chad Anderson and Deputy Craig Smith Fundraiser Whiskey Bottle

Polk County Sheriff's Lieutenant Chad Anderson and Deputy Craig Smith Fundraiser Whiskey Bottle

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The First Responder Whiskey Society has released this fundraiser whiskey bottle for Polk County Sheriff's Lieutenant Chad Anderson and Deputy Craig Smith. This project was started with permission from the deputies. 100% of the net proceeds will go back to support the heroes.

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Pre-Orders for this bottle will occur until July 5, 2024.  After that time period, the orders will be made and it will ship around the week of July 13th.  Any orders after that will take approximately 3 weeks for customers to receive their bottle.  We appreciate your patience as the bottles are all handmade!

*21+ OR OLDER ADULT SIGNATURE REQUIRED* - A 21+ or Older Adult Signature is required at the time of delivery. If you do not have someone there to sign for the bottle at delivery or coordinate with UPS to pick it up at one of their locations, it will be returned to the distillery, and you may have to pay additional shipping fees to have it sent back out! 

In the early hours of Saturday, two Polk County deputies were critically injured in a shooting at Hunt Fountain Park. The incident began around 12:22 a.m. when a deputy noticed a vehicle in the park past its closing time and approached the occupant, who refused to cooperate. The deputy, seeking assistance, called for backup, leading to the arrival of Lt. Chad Anderson and Deputy Craig Smith among others.

Unbeknownst to the deputies, the individual was a sovereign citizen, specifically a Moorish sovereign citizen, known for resisting law enforcement and disregarding federal, state, and local laws. When the deputies attempted to remove the man from his vehicle, he opened fire, hitting Lt. Anderson in the arm and chest and wounding Deputy Smith four times.

Lt. Anderson managed to return fire, and backup deputies also engaged the suspect, ultimately killing him. Both Lt. Anderson and Deputy Smith were transported to the ICU, with Lt. Anderson undergoing emergency surgery and both being reported in stable condition.

The suspect, believed to be living out of his vehicle and previously encountered by law enforcement, remains unidentified pending next of kin notification. A Springfield 9mm XD pistol was recovered at the scene. An investigation led by the 10th Judicial Circuit's task force is ongoing to ensure transparency and thoroughness.

Lt. Anderson, a 26-year veteran and former SWAT member, and Deputy Smith, with 12 years of service, continue to recover from their injuries. No other deputies were harmed in the incident.

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This commemorative bottle of whiskey has been created by Liberty Call Distilling in San Diego California. The company is marine owned and a friend to all first responders. The bottle boasts superior quality work compared to other engravings because it is sandblasted, not just etched.

The whiskey is first aged in new 53 gallon medium charred American oak barrels for 2 years then rested in-barrel with Chilean Amburana Oak staves.  They’ve created a uniquely sweet, yet spicy bourbon whiskey. With hints of gingerbread and fresh vanilla on the nose, there is a pronounced sweetness on the palate while showing touches of oak, spice cake, nutmeg, and light brown sugar. 

The bottles can be shipped across the United States except for the restricted states of Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Utah, and Virginia.

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 First Responder Whiskey Society

Join The First Responder Whiskey Society!

 

The First Responder Whiskey Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3)(EIN #87-3987483) charity with one mission: to support first responders and their families in times of need. The charity has a membership of 12,000+ police, fire, military, medical, and family members from primarily the United States and other parts of the world. The values that guide our organization are camaraderie, loyalty, mental and physical wellness, and responsible consumption. Our motto of "Service Through Spirits" is something we take seriously. We prioritize charity and our members above all else and always strive to do things ethically because it is the right thing to do.


If our values align with yours, we encourage you to join our family in our Facebook Group. Membership is free; the only requirement is a desire to help our first responders in need!

Would you like to start your own commemorative bottle project for your agency?  The First Responder Whiskey Society works with agencies from all over the country to fundraise through custom whiskey bottles for academy graduations, personalized bottles, retirements, and of course line of duty deaths. Get a project started together here: https://firstresponderwhiskeysociety.org/custom-bottles/

 

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