Local boys give gifts to law enforcement

Staff Writer
Herald Democrat
Grayson County Sheriff Tom Watt, seated on the second row, sits behind Jennifer, Douglas, Devin and DJ Woody Tuesday at the Grayson County Courthouse's east courtroom.

Two young boys took center stage Tuesday in the Grayson County Commissioners Court for donations that they made to area law enforcement.

Grayson County Sheriff Tom Watt said he thought Douglas and Devin Woody deserved a little recognition for the $100 gift card that they donated to his office.

"We appreciate you all for the way that you've handled this," Watt said to the boys parents Jennifer and D. J. Woody.

Jennifer Woody said the donations started with a nightmare her son Douglas had. She said he told her he dreamed that he was run over by a police car.

The mom said she got her son in the car with her and she took him to meet some local law enforcement officers. And after that, she told him that those people are more than just law enforcement officers. They are someone's father or mother, she said.

Douglas Woody then decided he wanted to give something back to the law enforcement officers who serve locally and the family decided to give out the gift cards to a few local agencies. They presented cards to the police departments in Denison, Bells and Sherman as well as the Grayson County Sheriff's Office.

Devin Woody said he thought the officers deserved it because they "are just trying to make the world a better place and they deserve it."

The boys' mom said they wish they could have done more but their family budget had to be taken into consideration.

The nine-year-old boys, she said, contributed their own money that they earned for themselves.

She said she is proud of her sons for thinking of others and being willing to do something about those feelings.

""They're good boys, really good boys," she said.

Grayson County Commissioner David Whitlock seemed to agree as he used part of his time at the end of the meeting to praise the boys and their parents.

After saying that Father's Day should be changed to Daddy's day and that there ought to be more daddies who, he referenced DJ Woody, do more than just father children but who stay in their lives to help raise them right, Whitlock praised Douglas' Woody's bow tie.

"I think you boys for what you did. I think you are going to grow up to be good men," Whitlock said.