Valley Grande Council purchases drug dog for Dallas County Sheriff’s Office

Published 9:23 am Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Valley Grande City Council approved the purchase of a drug dog for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office at its meeting Monday night.

DCSO Lt. John Hatfield attended the council meeting and thanked the council for purchasing a $5,000 drug dog for use in Valley Grande. He said the dogs were trained, but need a little more training.

Dallas County Sheriff Mike Granthum said Monday that a private citizen also purchased a $5,000 drug dog for the DCSO. Granthum didn’t reveal the person’s name.

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“I feel so blessed to be receiving these donations,” Granthum said.

A press briefing will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the DCSO to officially announce the drug dogs and their two handlers for the department.

“We appreciate everything the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office does,” Valley Grande Mayor Matt Dobbs said.

The council also applauded Valley Grande Mexican Grill for celebrating its sixth anniversary this week. The restaurant is owned by Sergio Sanchez.

“Sergio said people told him he wouldn’t make it,” Dobbs said. “It’s a good establishment for Valley Grande.”

The Parks and Recreation department announced that 260 kids have signed up to play baseball and softball, a slight increase from last year.

The next Valley Grande meeting will be held on March 18 at 6 p.m.