Brown County Commissioners approved purchase proposals from the sheriff’s office on Tuesday.
Two 2013 Dodge Durango V6s as CID (Criminal Investigation Division) cars are to be purchased from Dallas Dodge through the County Equipment Fund; two tasers through Chapter 59; two duty bullet proof vests through Bullet Proof Vest (BPV) grant and Chapter 59; six tactical bullet proof vests through BPV grant and federal seized funds; six tactical helmets and 40mm gas gun through donation money; and sniper rifle scope through Chapter 59.
The equipment will be purchased through GT Distributors. Purchase of key cards and employee ID cards for non-county employees have been approved as well.
Commissioners also approved the replacement of 9-year old black Labrador Izzy, by Buster, another Labrador, who is 3 years old.
“She’s not as excited as she used to be,” Brown County Sheriff’s Captain Tony Aaron said about Izzy.
The services of Izzy and Buster are going to overlap to insure the smooth transition of both dogs. Buster, like Izzy, will not be trained to bite or chase. His handler is BCSO Investigator James Stroope.
The commissioners also:
- Continued to suspend the burn ban. Commissioner Richard Gist said the county could “go another week (without a burn ban), if we practice extreme caution.”
- Approved the hiring of Charles Marr as a jailer at the sheriff’s office with a $24,000 annual salary.
- Approved the purchase of new, energy-efficient lighting for the extension office.
- Authorized the maintenance of acreage outside former Brown County Juvenile Probation in Houston St. Grass must be maintained at 12 inches.
- Presented Candace Cooksey Fulton, formerly of the Brownwood Bulletin, a certificate of appreciation for her “valuable contributions to Brown County”.
A reception was held for Fulton at the Commissioners Court. She is moving back to San Angelo.