Exxon Mobile has given $51,000 to the sheriff's department in Montana's Yellowstone County for a new boat.
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/pFZYPj ) that the company announced the gift Tuesday during the county commission's meeting.
Community Relations Manager Dale Getz told the commission the company wants to make sure the sheriff's department has equipment to respond to emergencies.
The gift follows the July 1 rupture in a company pipeline that released about 1,200 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River near Billings.
The department's jet boat was unavailable at the time because it was under repair.
Sheriff Mike Linder says the department has had to borrow boats for rescues and searches during recent flooding.
Information from: Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com