In March of 2020 there will be numerous candidates running for the nomination by their political parties to positions in towns, cities, counties and at the state level. One of those elective office positions is Sheriff of Denton County. Republican Tracy Murphree was elected to that office in 2016 and will be running for reelection next year. During the video interview Sheriff Murphree talks about his accomplishments during his first term and what he views as the most important issues facing law-enforcement in the coming years. The Sheriff sent the following bio:
“Born and raised in Yoakum County Texas. Graduated from Plains High School 1984. Attended McMurry University. majoring in history and political science. Attended and graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety Training Academy in 1988.
“Worked as a Highway Patrol Trooper in Morton and Denton, from 1988 to 1994. Promoted to Sergeant in 1994 and was stationed in Pecos. As a Highway Patrol Sergeant I was responsible for 5 counties and 12 Troopers. In 1996 I became a narcotics agent with the Texas DPS narcotics division and was stationed in Houston. Conducted narcotics investigations including working undercover. In 1998 I was selected to be a Texas Ranger and stationed in Denton. As a Ranger I conducted major investigations, including homicides. As a Ranger, I served on the protective detail for Gov George W Bush during his Presidential Campaign.
“Retired from Texas DPS in 2011 with 23 years, 13 of those years as a Texas Ranger. Twenty four hours after retiring from DPS I was hired by the Denton County Sheriff’s Office as the Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division. I supervised and was responsible for Criminal Investigations, Narcotics Investigations, and crime scene. In 2014, I left the Sheriff’s Office to work for Paladin. Paladin is a company developing technology for Law Enforcement. In 2016, I was elected Sheriff of Denton County. Began first term on 01-01-2017. Widowed, I have four children, Caden, 24, Collin, 16, Emma, 15 and Conner 12.”
Sheriff Murphree’s campaign website: www.murphreeforsheriff.com
Sheriff Murphree also has a Facebook campaign page: www.facebook.com/Tracy-Murphree-for-Sheriff-1814351868789149