Franklin Co. – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday was the recipient of an in-kind donation from Absolute Outdoor, Inc. Sheriff David Bartoni says the equipment donation included 17 first responder life vests. Absolute Outdoor Inc., located in Sauk Rapids, MN, specializes in bringing market leading innovation to the sporting goods, outdoor and marine market. It is affiliated with Kent Sporting Goods. Sheriff Bartoni says with this gracious donation, the sheriff’s office will be able to outfit each patrol deputy with a life jacket in their vehicle. The sheriff’s office is grateful to Absolute Outdoors and Kent Sporting Goods for their support of local law enforcement and the communities they serve.