Deadline for new Pierce County rescue boat



TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County sheriff’s office has the money for a new patrol and rescue boat, but it may not have the time.

The department expects to spend $730,000 for a 35-foot boat to replace the boat that sank last summer while docked in Tacoma.

The News Tribune reports ( most of the money — $525,000 — comes from a Homeland Security grant with a June 2013 deadline.

The sheriff’s department is looking for a builder who can design and build the boat in a year.


Information from: The News Tribune,