|PULASKI COUNTY SHERIFF DOC HOLLADAY SHOWS OFF NEW WESTERN GEAR FOR DEPUTIES|
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is changing up it's uniforms at an estimated cost of $215,000. They are spending $24,633.58 for cowboys hats (120 Stetson black felt hats at $155 each) and 142 Resistol straw hats (at $42.49 each); $6,043.20 for 120 hat covers (at $50.36 each); $10,199 for 120 black Roper boots with spurs (at $84.99 each) and $179,800 for 120 Colt Peacemaker pistols (at $1,499 each).
Sheriff Doc Holladay said "the money was available and we needed to improve our image." It's the third image revamp Holladay has instituted since he was elected in 2006. He changed the uniform color from dark blue to tan, the vehicle colors from white with blue stripes to black and gold.
"I wanted our uniforms to resemble those from the Andy Griffith Show to make folks feel more comfortable with us," said Holladay. "The black and gold for the cars is from a tiger. Tigers are bad ass animals and we wanted to project that we are bad asses too," quipped Holladay.
Deputies say the new gear makes they feel better about themselves and more like real lawmen.
|DEPUTIES CONGRATULATE EACH OTHER ON THEIR NEW LOOK|