Taylor Co. Deputy Sheriffs Meet to Begin Dept.'s First Association

Published 06/27 2013 10:15PM

Updated 06/27 2013 10:46PM

A group of Taylor Co. Deputy Sheriffs met at the Cotton Patch Cafe in S. Abilene to hear from a representative from an organization that helps support associations.

They'd like to form the department's first association. 

Deputies would join on a voluntary basis and would pay a fee to be a member. 

That would help with legal costs as well as charitable contributions from the group.

Deputies tell us the association is a way for them to join together as one voice and support their Sheriff, Ricky Bishop on addressing important issues like pay.

It would also serve as a way for them to reach out to the community and serve as a group instead of individually. 

They'll be meeting with more organizations before determining their next steps. 

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