FROM THE VAN ZANDT CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE
CANTON - Sheriff Michael Lindsey Ray on Tuesday stated "I have made a promise to the law abiding citizens of Van Zandt County to try to do more with less and try to make our communities safer places to live. When you get in the fight in the "war against drugs" some of the necessary safety equipment can get to be very expensive. I recently received a call from Sheriff Ray Nutt, in Henderson County, asking if our deputies could benefit from the use of a Brinks armored car.
These vehicles have become increasingly more valuable to law enforcement agencies because the environment we work in has become increasingly more dangerous. It is not uncommon for police officers to be shot or shot at while executing search and arrest warrants. I get very excited when I can secure equipment for the safety of our citizens and for the safety of our deputies and detectives, especially when it comes to us at no expense to the tax payer. That is one of the many benefits of establishing and maintaining good working relationships with other law enforcement agencies."