Knights of Columbus donate for bullet-proof vest
The Knights of Columbus joined a now-long list of Limestone County entities donating to provide bullet-proof vests to protect county deputies.
Five members of the Catholic Church’s fraternal organization presented a check for $600, the amount needed to buy a vest, to commissioners court at its Jan. 23 meeting.
Attending the meeting to make the presentation were Knights members John Schaefer, Edmund Schuster, Dennis Dornak, Leo McGilvray and George Satsky.
Sheriff Dennis Wilson was on hand to take part in accepting the donation, and he expressed his gratitude to the group.
“Your honor and the court, it’s an honor today to be before you and have our friends from the Knights of Columbus of Mexia here to make a donation to the Bullet-Proof Vest Fund,” Wilson said. “I know all these gentlemen. We are very supportive and thankful that the Knights of Columbus recognize our need. They wanted to make a contribution to the safety of the law enforcement officers that work for the county.”
Schaefer, president of the local organization, gave a brief formal speech to the court.
“We feel honored to be here today,” he said. “We thank you for having us here. We feel blessed to be able to thank the Sheriff and share some of the things we do with him. On behalf of the Knights of Columbus, I speak for all of them, and it was a unanimous decision to do this.”
The courtroom broke out in applause.
County Judge Daniel Burkeen also expressed gratitude on behalf of the entire court.
“We do appreciate this,” he said. “We appreciate the support for our law enforcement; and they appreciate it.”