Texas Sheriffs Today
Nov. 22, 2013

Former Fort Bend sheriff recounts carrying Kennedy's body
KHOU-TV
When President John F. Kennedy stepped off Air Force One at Love Field, he was met by a cheering crowd and a couple of Texas lawmen assigned to drive cars in the president's motorcade. One of them was Milton Wright, a Texas Ranger who would later become sheriff of Fort Bend County.More

18 arrested in Houston sheriff's prostitution sting
The Associated Press via Burleston Star
The Harris County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the arrest of 18 individuals as a result of a prostitution sting operation that took place over the course of two days. In a statement, the sheriff's office also confirmed this would not be the last of this kind of operation.More

Texas' oldest living former sheriff dies
KTVT-TV
Wayne McCollum, the oldest living former sheriff in Texas, has died. McCollum was sheriff of Ellis County for 21 years. He was first elected to the office in 1956 and served until 1977. This past May, he celebrated his 101st birthday.More

New York grants help law enforcement with recorded interrogations
The Post-Standard
New York will provide nearly $700,000 in grants to local law enforcement agencies to purchase or upgrade video recording equipment for interrogations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced. "With these grants, New York is giving local law enforcement the resources they need to enhance the integrity, fairness and effectiveness of our criminal justice system," Cuomo said in a news release. More

Almost 2,000 cases not sent to prevent gun purchases in Nevada
Reno Gazette-Journal
Courts across Nevada failed to send almost 2,000 guardianship cases involving those with mental illnesses to a database of people who are not allowed to have firearms. This is according to the final report on a statewide audit sparked by a Reno Gazette-Journal investigation.More

Ban on 3-D guns at issue as a federal law is set to expire
POLITICO
As the technology to print 3-D firearms advances, a federal law that banned the undetectable guns is about to expire. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said he's seeking an extension of the law before it expires Dec. 9. More

A growing challenge: Witness intimidation on social media
NBC News
When news broke that there was an Instagram account devoted exclusively to ratting out witnesses to crimes across Philadelphia, social media experts barely blinked an eye. "It's absolutely not surprising to me. People are taking pictures of witnesses, they're posting them online and they're doing it specifically for witness intimidation," said Bradley Shear, a Bethesda, Md., attorney who specializes in social media law.More

Argyle police earn honor
Denton Record Chronicle
The Argyle Police Department recently became the fourth agency in Denton County to receive “recognized” status from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Best Practices Recognition Program.More

Dallas County sheriff defends decision to provide Ramadan meals
The Blaze
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez has stepped into some controversy after providing special meals for Muslim inmates during Ramadan, the annual Islamic month of fasting.More

Texas officer shot twice, still catches suspects
KPRC-TV
In the middle of an early morning traffic stop in Stafford, Texas, Officer Ann Marie Carrizales was shot twice — once in the chest and once in the face — by a gunman in a car with two other suspects.More

Police get tool for patrolling social media
GCN
Criminals are not always the smartest people. Most don’t tip off the police by bragging about a bank robbery on YouTube, but criminals do use social media to communicate, and police are paying attention.More

8 tips for preventing sunburns on patrol
PoliceOne
An officer recently brought the increased dangers of skin cancer for cops to our attention after he discovered he had Melanoma. He wanted to share his story so that more police will be aware of the dangers of policing without sun protection. Here are eight precautions you should keep in mind while on the beat.More