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Chief Deputy retires after 35 years

By Allison Flores

The Cuero Record

After 35 years in law enforcement, 11 of which were held in DeWitt County, Chief Deputy John Oglesby is ready to sit back and relax. Friday, April 12 was Oglesby’s last official day, and the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office threw him a farewell party, where he was gifted a Glock 22 from the DCSO employees, along with a crochet blue line blanket from the communications staff.

“35 years is enough,” he stated during the party, “I want to do other things, spend some time with the wife, and my son is a senior at [Texas] A&M, so it won’t be long ‘till I don’t see him too much anymore.” Oglesby started working for DeWitt County in 2008, and before that, he served as an officer for the Houston Police Department where he retired and then moved to Matagorta County as Chief.

“It’s been a great place to work,” said Oglesby of DeWitt County, “Great community, great people, great sheriffs I’ve worked for.” “If I hadn’t wanted to retire, I’d stay until Sheriff Bowen ran me off,” chuckled Oglesby. 

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