In late October, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Dive Team began receiving material purchased through a grant provided by the Lawrence County OES. This is the second time that Sheriff Dotson’s team has received funding for equipment needed by the team.

This and other grants received by the Sheriff’s Office help buy needed gear that otherwise would have to come from the Sheriff’s budget, to date the dive team has received around $25,000 in gear that was no cost to the county.

Among the most needed item received was sonar gear for the Sheriff’s Office boat. In the past, the Pocahontas Fire Department has always brought in their sonar to assist Lawrence County. Sheriff Dotson stated he appreciates the Pocahontas Fire Department and says both groups will continue to assist each other.

Sheriff Dotson wished to extend a “Thank You” to Will Tate and the entire Lawrence County OES team for their continued support.

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