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A conversation with DCSO's new Chief Deputy

 By Allison Flores

The Cuero Record

With more than 24 years of experience in law enforcement under his belt, the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office welcomed Sgt. John Garoni as the new Chief Deputy. As of April 12, he succeeds former Chief Deputy John Oglesby, who retired after 35 years.

“If somebody would have told me 10-15 years ago, ‘Hey, you’re going to be Chief Deputy of DeWitt County,’ I would have been like, ‘No way’, “ said the newly appointed Chief Deputy during an interview. Originally hailing from Victoria, Garoni moved to DeWitt County in 1996 to work in law enforcement after receiving his education and licensing in San Antonio and Wharton.

After 6 years in DeWitt County, during which he met his wife, Theresa, Garoni decided to continue his career with the Victoria County Sheriff’s Office. Before leaving, Garoni recalls meeting now DeWitt County Sheriff, Carl Bowen, who had just returned from working in Florida.

“We got to be friends, good co-workers, so when I went to Victoria County to continue my career there, we always kept in touch,” said Garoni of Bowen.

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