Utah County jail officials have received an anonymous donation of $26,000 to be used for establishing a trust fund for the LeGrand J. and Beth W. Baker Distinguished Service Award.

Sheriff David Bateman said the money will be used to make an annual cash award of $1,000 to a county sworn officer or dispatcher who exemplifies extraordinary service to the community.The interest earned from the fund will be used to offset the expense of having an annual awards banquet for the department. Bateman said sheriff's officials are excited about the award and the award has increased moral in the department.