Washington County Sheriff, Otto Hanak was one of more than 120 Sheriffs and other law enforcement officers from around the state that visited the 84th Legislature on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. The Sheriffs traveled from near and far in an effort to express their interest in what legislative actions are taken, show their support of lawmakers, and exhibit a strong unity among the Sheriffs of Texas.

The Legislative Committee and staff of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas coordinated this special event to facilitate the Sheriffs' involvement in the legislative process. Resolutions were passed in both the House and Senate recognizing the Sheriffs and the Sheriffs' Association of Texas. Sheriffs spent the remainder of the day meeting with their individual Senators and Representatives to discuss pending legislation and provide input on bills that affect the citizens of the State of Texas. The Sheriffs feel this contact is crucial to providing meaningful law enforcement in their counties.

Founded in 1874, the Sheriffs' Association of Texas is a non-profit professional and educational organization dedicated to the preservation of peace and the protection of the lives and property of the citizens of Texas. The Legislative Committee is appointed by the President of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas and is composed of Sheriffs from around the state. For more information on the Sheriffs' Association of Texas visit www.txsheriffs.org or call 512.445.5888.  Story and photo courtesy of Sheriffs' Association of Texas.

Hanak at Capital story
Just outside the Senate Chambers – State Capital - From Left to Right: Steve Westbrook – Executive Director, Sheriff’s Association of Texas, Sheriff Otto Hanak, Washington County, Lois Kolkhorst, Senator, District 18, Sheriff A.J. Louderback, President, Sheriff’s Association of Texas, Jackson County, and Sheriff Chris Kirk, Legislative Committee Chairman, Brazos County.



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