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October 28, 2015
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By Chelsie Hyatt

If you grew up in Wilson County, you probably know Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. He has been sheriff here for 23 years. When you’re an important person like that, there’s a lot to get done. . . .

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Mr. Tibbs  
Floresville  
October 29, 2015 9:51am
 
The only real questions at election time are these. is the county safer and crime down .If not then what is the current sheriff doing to combat these issues and improve them, or what will the guy running against him do to improve ... More ›

 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
October 29, 2015 7:07am
 
All decisions will be questioned by someone (esp a victim's family) but the real question should be if the Sherriff had a past relationship with Brian Quintinilla or his family/friends and if that fact affected the decision. ... More ›

 
Jacob Patterson  
Floresville, TX  
October 29, 2015 1:15am
 
Here is my last and final comment on this man. I know that he had a heart, but his actions are for the wrong reasons. I lost his respect when he let Brian Quintinilla out. A man that forever tortured a family. By paralyzing her. ... More ›

 
Jacob Patterson  
Floresville, TX  
October 29, 2015 12:51am
 
Is he running a jail or the Texas work force Commission. He let things get way out of control. Guarantee you folks that all of this is deleted by tomorrow.

 
Concerned Family Member  
Poth, Tx  
October 29, 2015 12:37am
 
My family by no means is perfect. In fact one of them is locked up. I had a visit with my uncle. I just realized this, he was telling me how they hired a guy that was just released from jail. To work for Sheriff Tackitt. A felon ... More ›

 
Jacob Patterson  
Floresville, TX  
October 29, 2015 12:22am
 
This is disturbing, that he won't let other departments communicate on digital for the better good of this county. It's a public saftey issue. Not to mention other agency's pay and get treated like garbage.

 
Concerned Family Member  
Poth, Tx  
October 28, 2015 11:55pm
 
The communication in this County is a joke. Fire Departments and EMS can barley communicate not to mention Poth Pd, FISD and Floresville PD. My uncle works for EMS and has said that Sheriff Tackitt refuses to lend a helping hand ... More ›

 
No Nonsense  
USA  
October 28, 2015 11:18pm
 
The answer is EDisoatches which costs the taxpayers thousands... My phone is not only a pager but I get digital and I do it all for free. Keep paying for people not even associated with a fire department or EMS organization ... More ›

 
No Nonsense  
USA  
October 28, 2015 11:00pm
 
Another thing, Sheriff Tackitt; the FCC required that all public safety frequencies narrow band by 2012; we are coming up on 2016. Has Wilson County complied with this directive yet? Or do we spend the money to ensure that ... More ›

 
No Nonsense  
USA  
October 28, 2015 10:47pm
 
What I am having trouble with is that my complaints as a retired firefighter and EMT in this county keep getting blamed on the Sheriff. When I asked for better communications, (namely another repeater in La Vernia) I was told ... More ›

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