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Double Oak police chief leaving for new job

Double Oak Police Chief Derrick Watson

Double Oak Police Chief Derrick Watson is heading to West Texas.

Watson will begin his new position as police chief of Plainview on Dec. 1.

Watson started his career with Double Oak on June 22, 2009 and his last day will be Nov. 30, according to a news release from the town.

“On behalf of the entire town, I want to thank Chief Watson for his commitment, dedication and leadership,” said Mayor Mike Donnelly. “He has honorably and proudly served and protected our citizens and businesses for 11 years. We are grateful for all he has done, and he will be missed.”

The town council will discuss the police chief position at the next council meeting, according to the town. Those wishing to send congratulatory messages to Watson may do so at [email protected].


(This article was updated to reflect that Watson is leaving for a new position in Plainview, TX.)

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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