Sheriff's Office News Releases

Sheriff’s Office Kicks Off 8th Annual Gas for Guns

PUBLISHED:Tue July 28, 2015

Osceola County, Florida – The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with Crimeline will host a Gas for Guns program that encourages citizens to bring in unwanted guns which reduces the chance of guns falling into the wrong hands. Gas for Guns is designed to encourage citizens to trade in their guns for $50 gas cards. The gas cards will be purchased with proceeds from the forfeiture fund, money seized by the Sheriff’s Office as a result of being connected with a commission of a felony crime. Other law enforcement agencies in Central Florida are sponsoring similar programs that day. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office will pick up guns from anyone who cannot drop them off at Osceola Heritage Park. Residents can call (407) 348-1110 to make pick up arrangements.

“The goal is to encourage citizens to turn in unwanted firearms to remove them from our community,” stated Sheriff Hansell.

The Gas for Guns event will take place on Thursday, August 20 at Osceola Heritage Park located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane in Kissimmee from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is completely anonymous with no questions asked. All firearms should be in a plastic bag, unloaded and safely secured in the trunk of your car.

This is the eighth year the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office has participated in Gas for Guns. In previous years, the Sheriff’s Office collected nearly 800 weapons.