A surprise visit from Brian Dorow with the Department of Homeland Security turned out to be a money maker for the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office.

Dorow stopped to visit Sheriff Daniel Bueno and his deputies on Thursday where they talked about the department's programs.

On Friday, Sheriff Daniel received word that they were awarded $200,000 through the Department of Homeland Security's Stone Garden Grant to use for officer overtime.

"This is the first time we receive the grant on our own," Bueno stated. "Over the last few years, we've been working under the Kleberg County's Stone Garden Grant. We are very grateful to get the grant. It means more men on the road at different hours."

"Our deputies hard work and stats when it comes to narcotic, weapon and currency seizures along with illegal alien smuggling cases has earned Jim Wells County recognition all the way to Washington D.C.," he said.

The Sheriff also said they would share $25,000 of the grant with the Alice Police Department.