On April 23, 2020, the Austin County Sheriff’s Office (ASCO) and the Austin County Special Response Team (SRT) received a donation of four tactical vests from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). County Sheriff Jack Brandes said he and the SRT greatly appreciate the generous donation of the vests which will help provide safety and an extra level of protection in emergency situations. Pictured from the left are Austin County Sheriff Jack Brandes, SRT Sgt. Rob Lockett, DPS Lt. Darren Vacek and SRT Sgt. Matt Walls.