John Pollock
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Burleson County Chief Deputy John Pollock has announced plans to retire after a more than 30-year career in law enforcement.

Chief Deputy Pollock announced retirement plans this week on his Facebook page. The retirement is effective on December 31 of this year.

Pollock started his career with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, where he spent 28 years.  He served in many different capacities and eventually worked his way up the ranks to investigator.

Pollock has spent the past two and a half years as Chief Deputy for the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office. He came in when current Sheriff Gene Hermes took over in 2020.

Pollock was involved in an August 2021 incident in which he was shot in the jaw by a suspect while attempting to serve a warrant for aggravated robbery at a home on FM 60 near Snook.

He later was able to recover from his injury, and return to work.

Sheriff Gene Hermes told the Burleson County Tribune, “ He (Pollock) has a dedication to law enforcement.  He is here for the citizens and shown that everyday since he has been here.”

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