Turning in their saddles

By: KXII-Staff Email
By: KXII-Staff Email

GRAYSON CO., Tex. --After fifty years on horseback, members of the Grayson County Sheriff's posse say their October meeting will be their last. The group assisted the sheriff's office in many duties, including saddling up during manhunts.

Members say it's easier to search on horseback than on foot. They say over the last few years their numbers have dwindled, falling from 65 to seven active members. The office has new technologies to assist in manhunts, like geothermal scanners. With these tools, members say the posse became more of a liability than an asset.

"We feel like we've been a real asset to the community and the community's been an asset to us,” said Jerry Glover, posse president. “We've had a lot of fun, but we've run the course of things."

The posse plans on donating their facilities and supplies to area organizations. They are also developing several $5,000 scholarships for Grayson County College students.


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  • by Frances Hanlon Location: Burkburnett, Tx on Oct 1, 2007 at 07:56 AM
    My Brother Jim Stephenson & Johnny Burleson seved in the Posse until the day they diedThey would really be sad about this
  • by Lisa Location: Bonham on Sep 28, 2007 at 09:53 AM
    My father was a member of the posse when they attended the Rose Bowl Parade. I will always treasure the memories of being the unofficial mascot and the pride I felt to see the posse in action!!
  • by Melanie Location: Van Alstyne on Sep 28, 2007 at 09:17 AM
    My great-uncle was a memeber. I remember as a little girl, watching a parade and looking for my Uncle Shorty on his horse. Much appreciation goes out to all the hard work and time they donated to our community! God Bless!
  • by betty Location: sherman on Sep 28, 2007 at 06:36 AM
    Sad to see them go. Loved seeing them on horseback at the county fair, directing parking traffic.
  • by Cheri' Kershaw Location: Gordonville on Sep 28, 2007 at 03:55 AM
    Our Circle J Cowboy church could certainley use any riding equipment that would be up for donation, We are a small and loving church with our pastor from the Grayson County Sheriffs Department. It would be put to great use and deeply appreciated. Contact me via email if you can help us out here.
  • by Anonymous Location: DENISON on Sep 28, 2007 at 12:19 AM
    MY FATHER WAS A PART OF THIS FOR A LONG TIME UP UNTIL HIS DEATH. HE LOVED IT . YOU GUYS WILL BE MISSED
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