Sheriff's Department gets $300,000 grant
A $280,000 Homeland Security grant will allow the Pierce County Sheriff's Department to buy a new mobile command post and an air boat to use for shallow-water and ice rescues.
Actual cost of the equipment is expected to be $375,000. The federal grant is $281,250. A donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, will pick up the 25 percent match of $93,750.