On Sept. 27, 2017, the Austin County Sheriff’s Office was honored with a visit by the children of St. John Lutheran Church M.A.D. (Music, Arts, Drama) Club of Bellville. During their visit, they provided each deputy with a “police survival kit.” On each kit was a hand-drawn picture or kind words written, and included various items signifying the worth of the deputies and how they are seen in the eyes of the children of Austin County.
Sheriff Jack Brandes greatly appreciates the support and concern the children have for all law enforcement officers and very much appreciates the personal visit.
Deputies receiving the kits are pictured from left: Captain Al Cordeiro, Sgt. Jason Statham, Corporal Damon Hagen and Sgt. Lance Johnson.