BOZEMAN — The chaplains of the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office are the calm voice during the worst situations. Now, they are getting a much-needed upgrade.
The Sheriff’s Office worked to get both of the chaplains updated cruisers to help keep them safe.
Up until now, the old Crown Victorias they’ve been driving were small, rear-wheel drive, and the paint was peeling away.
The new, retired patrol cars have all-wheel drive, updated backseat space and better mechanical system to help them get to whatever bad call comes their way.
“The Sheriff’s Office values the work of chaplains so much that they are trying to facilitate our work for them by providing us with vehicles to do our job," says Chaplain Randy Jones.
“Just having our presence...okay, the chaplain’s here," says Chaplain Kathi Gregoire. "Because we can just come alongside them, be with them on whatever the bad call is.”
Both of the chaplains are “civilian deputies” and are unpaid for their services.
While one of the new cruisers is ready now, the second cruiser will be ready soon.