The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has unveiled the newest addition to its marine patrol.
Sheriff Brad Balk and Captain Jason Bingaman this week showed off its newest boat, a Boston Whaler that features a side-scan sonar device.
Thanks to nearly $3,500 in donations, the department was able to purchase the boat and sonar unit. The boat was named “Daniella,” in memory of Daniella Vaca, a 10-year-old Chicago-area girl who died following a boating accident on Corey Lake a year ago.
Lake associations from Colon Township, as well as Corey and Klinger lakes, generated substantial amounts of money for the cause.