Van Alstyne child takes a ride in style

staff reports
Chris Mercer had last day of school that he won’t soon forget.  He got to ride with Van Alstyne Police officers thanks to his parents, Chris and Marianne Mercer. They submitted the winning bid for the ride-along in a silent auction hosted by the Van Alstyne Education Foundation. 
This is the third year the depart has offered the prize.  Police Chief Tim Barnes says its something the department plans to continue.