The Navarro County Sheriff's Office recently received a grant to purchase new body armor for deputies at no cost to taxpayers.

“I am pleased to announce that the NCSO will soon begin issuing rifle-resistant body armor,” stated Sheriff Elmer Tanner Friday.

“After applying months ago for the Governor's Rifle Resistant Body Armor Grant Program, I was contacted that our application had been approved. Thanks to this grant, 42 rifle-resistant body armor vests were purchased at a cost of just over $17,200.”

“On behalf of NCSO, I am proud to say that we are the recipient of this grant that will pay 100% of the cost. This potential lifesaving equipment is at no cost to our taxpaying citizens,” stated Tanner.

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