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Sheriffs Office Support

Sheriffs Office Support

The Wichita County Commissioners want locals to know they support the county sheriffs. On Monday nearly $30,000 worth federal grant money was approved. This allows the Wichita County Sheriffs Office a chance to satisfy their office needs without being a burden to local taxpayers.

All five county commissioners approved grant money, but two added their own color commentary to the approval.

"They kind of did an inventory of 11 counties in the region and this was one of the things that we felt we needed to be a part of it," said Pat Norris, Wichita County Commissioner Precinct 3.

"If there was ever a time to show support of law enforcement now is the time," said Bill Mahler, Wichita County Commissioner Precinct 4.

Sheriff David Duke explained what the thousands of dollars would go towards once it hits the department.

"This is going to be some protective swat gear for some of our swat team members this equipment is for high risk type situations where you have someone who is armed with anything from a 22 pistol to an ak 47," said Sheriff David Duke.

The grant is a reimbursable grant, so it will actually cost nothing to the taxpayer.

Even though the money was approved today they WCSO won't be able to use the equipment until 2015.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6

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