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Hays County Sheriff’s Office

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

HCSO graduates first dispatchers from academy

An influx of personnel led the Hays County Sheriff's Office to implement its first emergency communications officer academy. The first students recently graduated from the academy, creating nine new dispatchers.

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Hays County corrections officers graduate

Earlier this month, four members of the Hays County Sheriff's Office graduated from the Basic Corrections Course held in Caldwell County.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Buda receiving free service from HCSO

After opting out of an agreement for a dedicated patrol from the Hays County Sheriff's Office as of April, Buda still is receiving dedicated police service until the city can launch its own police force. The city...

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Threadgills file complaint, Ratliff to ask for Rangers

Hays County Sheriff Tommy Ratliff said Tuesday morning that he will again ask the Texas Rangers to investigate the June 22 incident in which deputies have been accused of brutality during the arrest of an 80-year-old Woodcreek...

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Threadgills to complain about HCSO treatment

Robert Threadgill, the 80-year-old Woodcreek man arrested during an altercation on June 22, said he and his son will file a formal complaint against the Hays County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Two men hospitalized after they're arrested by HCSO

The Hays County Sheriff's Office said no inappropriate behavior by deputies was found in an investigation of a June 22 incident in Woodcreek, during which a father and son both were arrested and hospitalized.

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Police arrest suspect in Buda murder

Police in Branson, MO, arrested the man charged in the April murder of Steven Wayne Woelfel in Buda. Branson police took Mark David Simmons in a stand-off after identifying a vehicle matched to robberies in that area...

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Sheriff's office holds awards dinner

The Hays County Sheriff's Office held its first annual awards dinner last week in the San-n-Pac Room at Bobcat Stadium. About 200 people attended the event, where about two dozen employees received awards.

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Drowning victim an 18-year-old from Buda

The Hays County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) has identified the drowning victim at Five Mile Dam Park Sunday afternoon as 18-year-old Jose De Jesus Renteria Contreras of Buda. The investigation of the drowning continues.

Monday, June 21st, 2010

18-year-old male drowns at Five Mile Dam Park

An 18-year-old male drowned Sunday at Five Mile Dam Park as he attempted to swim across the Blanco River. Local public safety officials are investigating.

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