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April 29, 2014

Award-winning sheriff’s posse gearing up for rodeo

At the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo All-Western Parade on Jan. 18, the Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Pose was awarded first place in the posse division.

Billed as the country’s largest all-Western parade, the event attracted more than 200 entries and 2,000 horses.

The Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Posse was organized on April 2, 1948, chartered in the State of Texas in 1949. The county’s colorful mounted troops also participate in other rodeos and parades including Mineral Wells, Weatherford, Abilene, Fredericksburg, Graham, Jacksboro, and Strawn. At the upcoming Palo Pinto County Livestock Association Rodeo on May 8-10, posse members will lead the grand entry.

The purpose of the sheriff’s posse is to assist, maintain and contribute to well-established and recognized charitable and benevolent organizations. They may be called upon to assist the sheriff in maintaining law, order and peace in the community; to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States; and to participate in the observance of civic and patriotic functions and to promote the love for good horses.

Each year the posse provides scholarships to graduating seniors throughout the county.

Fundraisers this year included the recent Sporting Clay Shoot at the J.O. Cox Ranch, held in conjunction with Mineral Wells Project Graduation. Funds are also raised by the rental of the sheriff’s posse building.

Currently, posse members are accepting $10 donations per ticket for possible ownership of a Polaris Ranger 400, which will be given away May 10 at the PPCLA Rodeo. This fundraiser benefits the Sheriff’s Posse scholarship and building funds.

This year’s officers include Capt. Ed Nesmith, Lt. Danny Wallace, Sgt. Harry Gardner, Cpl. Bill D. Hinkson and Tallier Rick Dahlinger.

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