• Sheriff Dennis Wilson, standing left, presents a $600 donation on behalf of Insurance Plus to Limestone County Judge Daniel Burkeen, standing right, at the commissioners court’s May 9 meeting. The money was earmarked to be spent on a new bullet-proof vest. Seated at the table are county commissioners, l-r, Bobby Forrest, Jerry Allen, W.A. ‘Sonny’ Baker and John McCarver. Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News

Sheriff's Office Scores another bullet-proof vest

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office received yet another $600 donation that is earmarked for buying a new bullet-proof vest.

County commissioners approved receipt of the donation at their May 9 meeting; and also heard the April statistics for the Law Enforcement Center and the Juvenile Detention Center.

The donation for the vest was made by Insurance Plus, of Groesbeck. Owner Kathy Jackson said later that she noticed an item in the paper about people contributing to buying vests for the deputies and realized law enforcement needed that help. Consequently, at the insurance company’s annual meeting for members, she invited representatives of the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office and presented them the check.

“We thought that would be a good time, with our people there, to honor our Limestone County Sheriff’s Office and donate the money for another bullet-proof vest, because these people protect all of us, young old, no matter,” Jackson said. “They protect us from a lot of things, and they put their own lives on the line. It was a lot of money, but we felt it was a worthy cause.”

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