Callahan County Sheriff candidate admits to ‘misleading’ public about military service, opponent under investigation for similar claims


CALLAHAN COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A Callahan County Sheriff’s candidate has admitted to misleading the public about his military service after an investigation was launched on his opponent for making similar fraudulent claims.

Rick Jowers, who currently serves as the Chief Deputy for Callahan County, released a statement on social media Monday that reads in part, “I deeply and wholeheartedly apologize for misleading you about my military service. I do have discrepancies on my DD 214 from 30 years ago and I’m currently working on correcting those.”

Jowers goes on to explain that even though he claimed otherwise during public forums for the Sheriff’s race, he is, “not a Navy SEAL, a Green Beret, or an Airborne Ranger. “

This statement was made soon after the Clyde Police Department confirmed Jowers’ opponent, Leroy Foley, resigned during an investigation into allegations regarding his military service as well. That investigation is still underway.

Foley is accused of fraudulently claiming he had received Silver Star and Purple Heart medals during his time in the military.

BigCountryHomepage will update this article if additional information is released.

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