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Abbott appointed DeWitt County Constable Pct. 2

By Allison Flores

The Cuero Record

With former DeWitt County Constable Pct. 2 Steven Wehlmann’s retirement in July, Jeff Abbott was appointed the position by DeWitt County Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Abbott comes from a large background in law enforcement, receiving his peace officer license in 1989, and beginning work at the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office shortly after.

Abbott joined the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office in 2003 as a jailer, and after 2 and a half years, was moved out to patrol, where he worked for 10 years as a deputy. Abbott then moved to working with the Yorktown Police Department until leaving in 2015 to peruse private civil processing and ranch work. Abbott noted that Wehlmann called him after turning in his retirement paperwork, and let him know that the position was available.

The two had known each other and worked together since 2003. The decision to apply for the position came natural to Abbott after being out of law enforcement for about four years.

“Half my life was in law enforcement,” said Abbott about receiving notice of Wehlmann’s retirement. 

He continued, “when something is in your blood, you miss it. I like the ranch work– but, you know, I’ve always wanted to be in law enforcement since as long as I can remember.”

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