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August 19, 2016 – Placer County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue teams are responsible for saving so many lives; this spring, they led the days-long search for lost hiker Cody Michael after he went missing in the local mountains. And two weeks ago, veteran ground searcher Steve Wolf was shot by an unknown assailant while searching rugged Nevada County for a lost 72-year-old man. Now they need the public’s help with a first-time fund-raising event called “Fill the Pack.”

Similar to the “Fill the Boot” efforts of firefighters, all of our search and rescue teams will be at two Roseville locations on Saturday, Aug. 27, to “fill the pack” with donations from citizens. Donations will be used to purchase specialized search equipment, critical medical supplies, and specialized training for our team members. They will be at various locations around The Fountains at Roseville from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and at the REI store and other locations around the Ridge at Creekside shopping center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All of our search teams will be at the shopping centers, and will have their specialized equipment on display.

The majority of funding for the Placer County Sheriff’s all-volunteer Search and Rescue comes from public donations. The mission statement of our 240 dedicated search and rescue volunteers is, “That others may live.” We hope you can help us continue our efforts to do just that.