Palo Alto Co. Sheriff's Office Awarded Grant For Equipment

Wed 5-8-2019

(Emmetsburg)-- The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a grant to purchase some new equipment. 

The Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation awarded the funding for the purchase of two thermal handheld monoculars.

Officials say the new equipment will assist in searching for persons involved in an accident and have been ejected from the vehicle; as well as crime scenes or pursuits where the suspect had fled.

They add the new equipment will also be useful in clearing unsecured buildings and in situations where people wander off due to age or mental health issues.