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Bowen re-elected as DeWitt County sheriff

By Allison Flores 

The Cuero Record

 

With the conclusion of the 2020 General Election, Carl Bowen is yet again named DeWitt County Sheriff for a second term.

“First and foremost, I want to thank voters for turning out and making their voices heard,” stated newly re-elected DeWitt County Sheriff Carl Bowen during an interview.

DeWitt County saw nearly 58% of registered voters participate in the election. In the race for DeWitt County Sheriff, Bowen took 6,378 of the DeWitt County votes as Incumbent, with Jeff Thompson (opponent) securing 786 votes.

“The thing about being the sheriff–it’s not a job, it’s not a position, it’s not a power. It’s a responsibility. This election is my report card of how I did. I was deeply moved that the citizens of DeWitt County trusted me in 2016 and I’m even more moved that they have re-elected me to a second term.”

Looking to continue the process he has already begun, Bowen plans on moving forward with deputy training and updating the county’s policy manual for standard operating procedures.

“Our policy manual hasn’t been updated in a while and since then, some laws, technologies, and some practices have changed so we need to update our policy to reflect those changes,” said Bowen.

“There is going to be some form of criminal justice reform–however, this occurs every two years with legislation. Laws change and we have to reform.”

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