Emergency responders in Clark County will benefit as a sheriff's official is honored by a nationally syndicated TV talk show host. Chief Deputy Jim Backus was named one of " Jenny's Heroes " Thursday afternoon. Jenny Jones had a long career as a talk show host, but has more recently become a philanthropist. Backus recently applied for $19,000 through Jones' foundation to purchase 368 high visibility safety vests and flares for the county's 500-plus emergency responders.
Backus was told to show up at the Loyal Fire station for what he thought was a meeting with Congressman Ron Kind about stimulus money. Instead, on the phone, was Jones greeting the Chief Deputy and announcing the good news.
The long time TV personality told Backus she reads all the applications and was especially moved by his entry which talked of the responders who all work together.