Tower to Help Eliminate Emergency Radio Dead Zones

An emergency services communications tower being erected in Hennepin Township should eliminate radio communication “dead spots” for police officers in Putnam County.

Putnam County sheriff Kevin Doyle said the tower will greatly improve safety for officers, who don’t even have working cell phone coverage at the intersection of Routes 18 and 89 near Magnolia.

The 180-foot freestanding tower, located on approximately one-third of an acre, is being paid for with a $150,000 grant secured by former state Sen. Gary Dahl, Doyle said.

“This wouldn’t be possible without Senator Gary Dahl,” Doyle said of the Granville Republican. “We wouldn’t have been able to pull this off.”

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