What's Happening at The Porter County Sheriff's
Visitors From Russia Tour the PCSP Dept.
Pictures with the Thompson Gun
David Reynolds and Chief David Lain hosted about a dozen visitors
from Russia who were in the US on an agricultural tour during
The program which enabled them to come to Indiana is
based in San Francisco, and promotes international understanding in
the farming industry.
The guests were hosted locally by the
Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club, of which the Sheriff is a member.
In addition to seeing the divisions of the Sheriff's Department,
they took a full tour of the jail. They seemed intrigued by
the Department's Thompson submachine gun that was stolen by John Dillinger, and many wanted to hold it. A souvenir "wanted
poster" was given to one of the guests, and all were given a bag of
other trinkets to take home. The visitors spoke through an
interpreter and asked many questions. After the chief had
offered his services if they ever needed help, the Russian gentleman
who had the wanted poster made, jokingly asked what would happen if
a Customs Officer at the airport found it. Chief Lain quipped
that although he had offered assistance- that it was the Russian's