Emergency response agreement tabled

After Pct. 4 Commissioner Clyde Ridge voiced his concerns over an interlocal agreement, commissioners chose to table the item placed on the agenda by Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley during the first meeting of the year Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Groesbeck Police Department and Mexia Police Department have formed an Emergency Response Tactical Team and invited FCSO and several other agencies to join. The agreement is for assistance in the event of a large scale emergency.

“It could provide the necessary manpower to successfully handle an issue without depleting our own staff and allowing us to continue to handle our regular duties,” said Shipley.

Joining the agreement is:

  • City of Groesbeck
  • City of Mexia
  • City of Thornton
  • City of Kosse
  • City of Coolidge
  • City of Wortham

Ridge is concerned as to why Limestone County Sheriff’s


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