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- Sheriff Tim Bailey

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz to get Body Armor

Marion County Sheriff’s Office K9 Taz will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Taz’s vest is sponsored by an Anonymous Donor and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Fanchon”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.9 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI. 

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 – $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718. 

K9 Taz joined the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 with K9 Handler Deputy DJ Barron after the retirement of Sig. Taz will be joined by K9 Nero who was added to the sheriff’s office K9 program with Handler Deputy Ryan Kelly in February of this year. Sheriff Bailey wants to thank Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. for making this vest possible for K9 Taz and for the communities continued support in our local law enforcement. 

 

Sheriff Sales

Please Read The Terms Of Purchase

All sales are held at 10:00a.m. in the First Floor Conference Room at the Marion County Courthouse on Main and Center St. The sales are listed below by date.

All Marion County Sheriff Sales are viewable by clicking on the links below and opening the sale in PDF format. Please click on the link below to view the current and upcoming sales.

Sheriff Sale List for May 12, 2017

WE ARE REBUILDING THIS PAGE AND PAST SALES WILL BE ADDED SOON!

Sheriff Sale List for November 3, 2017

Sheriff Sale List for November 17, 2107

Sheriff Sale List for December 1, 2017

 


Terms of Purchase for Sheriff Sales

 

As a purchaser at a Sheriff Sale, you are responsible for investigating the location, condition, and title of the property to determine whether you want to place a bid.  You may want to review public records available at the Offices of the Clerk of Courts, County Recorder, or County Auditor.  You should not contact the Auctioneer with questions because the Auctioneer does not have any information regarding the property.

Neither the Sheriff’s Office nor the court ensures the title to the property.  If you want title insurance, you must contact a title company.  However, the Sheriff’s Office will not wait for a title company to perform a title search and issue a title commitment.  You must be ready to complete your purchase when the court confirms this sale, which could be as long as six months from today.  Additionally, you must have sufficient funds available to complete the sale when the court confirms it.  A bank will not likely be able to view the inside of a building for an appraisal, and therefore, may not be willing to loan money for a property purchased at Sheriff’s Sale.  The Sheriff’s Office will not wait for a bank closing.  Once the court has confirmed the sale, the Sheriff’s Office will notify the successful bidder to come pick up the deed.  You must pay the balance in full at that time.  If you do not, you may lose your deposit and may be held in contempt to court.  Know what you are buying today and be ready to complete the sale when confirmed.

Although properties are often appraised as part of the foreclosure process, you should know that appraisers may not have examined the interior of the building if access was not provided.

Sometimes, properties sold at Sheriff’s Sale have been vacant for some time and services may have been provided to the property by the City, County, or a Township.  These services result in a lien against the property for the value of the sewer, health or safety services provided.  Every effort is made to ensure that these debts are paid from the proceeds of the sale, but there is no guarantee.  Additionally, you may want to contact utility companies and inquire about their policies regarding outstanding bills of prior owners of the property.

Real estate taxes and assessments are not pro-rated in a Sheriff’s Sale.  Delinquent taxes and assessments will be paid from the proceeds of the sale.  In many cases, the taxes and assessments from the previous tax year, which are being collected this year, will also be paid from the proceeds of the sale, but this also cannot be guaranteed.

Even if you are the successful bidder today and you pay your deposit, and even if you pay the purchase price in full, you are not the owner of the property until the court has confirmed the sale and a deed in your name has been delivered to you.  You may not take possession of the property or make any alterations to the property.  You must understand that the property owner may redeem the property before the court confirms the sale.  If the owner redeems, your deposit will be returned.  Once the deed has been prepared, the Sheriff’s Office will have the legal description checked by the County Engineer, transfer the property with the County Auditor, record the deed with the County Recorder, and then return the recorded deed to you.

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