Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Denton County Sheriff kicks off reelection campaign

Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree officially kicked off his reelection campaign Thursday night with a live auction fundraiser at the North Texas Fairgrounds.

“Serving Denton County as Sheriff has been the highest honor of my 35-year-law enforcement career,” Murphree said. “I’m proud of the accomplishments of my team.”

Murphree, a Republican, was first elected sheriff in 2016 and reelected in 2020. In a statement, Murphree said he will seek a third term in 2024.

“I want to continue to serve the citizens of Denton County with another term as Sheriff,” he said. “Keeping Denton County a safe place to live and raise a family is my number one priority. I’m thankful to live in a county that supports law enforcement and has been so supportive of me and my family.”

Murphree served as a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and sergeant from 1988 to 1998, and he was a Texas Ranger, conducting major investigations, from 1998 to 2011. That year, he retired from the DPS and was hired as a captain in the Denton County Sheriff’s Office, and in 2014, he left the agency to work for Paladin, a company that developed technology for law enforcement, until he was elected sheriff.

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

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