The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office is moving a project former Sheriff Keith Gary started years ago to the front of the Grayson County Justice Center.


Grayson County Commissioners recently voted to accept a donation of $300 from the Grayson County Rotary Club to create a new display of photos of many of the men who have served as sheriff for the county.


“The funds are going to be used to put up a project that Sheriff Gary started right after he took office,” Chief Deputy Tony Bennie said. “He began a project to gather as many photographs of former Grayson County sheriffs as he could get his hands on, which he did.”


Bennie explained the photographs Gary collected had previously been displayed in the entryway to the Sheriff’s Office, but there is currently a mural displayed in that spot, so the agency would like to relocate the photos.


“What we’d like to do is remount those photographs out in the foyer area of the Justice Center where the public can enjoy them,” Bennie said.


The GCSO chief deputy said the $300 donation from the Rotary Club will pay for the project completely, which prompted Grayson County Judge Bill Magers to call that “a good deal.” Before the vote, Magers also confirmed that Bennie and current Grayson County Sheriff Tom Watt are members of the Rotary Club, which drew laughter from the commissioners and audience members.