Security Positions Removed from LCSO Budget

LIBERTY, August 26, 2014 - On July 31, 2014 Sheriff Bobby Rader wrote his now infamous letter to District Judges and County Court at Law Judge informing them of his intentions to remove three deputies from Courthouse Security Detail on October 1, 2014 the beginning of the new budget year.

On August 6, 2014 published Rader’s threatening letter.

On August 14, 2014 Sheriff Rader distributed his letter to the media along with a press release and published the letter on his social media Facebook page along with the following comments.

Joann Cox Turner Keep up the great work!
August 14 at 10:27am · 1

‪Ricky Blanche Schultz great job.............your budget should be increased
August 14 at 10:46am · 2

‪Judy Weatherford You gotta do what you gotta do. Keep up the good work.
August 14 at 10:53am · 2

Stormy Brack You're an awesome sheriff Bobby Rader, just keep doing what your doing....Shared.
August 14 at 11:38am · 2

‪Kim Schisler-Chavez You are doing a Great Job! I think your budget should be increased!!!
August 14 at 11:57am · 2

‪Rick Edwards Law Enforcement should be number 1 when it comes to budget concerns....How do you put a price on the safety of the public and our officers?....Thanks for standing up for us Sheriff. Keep up the good work and God Bless.
August 14 at 12:44pm · 1

 Keith Coleman Good job Sheriff.
August 14 at 12:53pm · 1

‪Marie Diaz-Henson Did you see ‪Brittany L. Brandenburg feedback to Mr. YOUNGBLOOD ‪Sheriff Rader? It was a good response, but the coward didn't post it. If you didn't I'll share it with you. Keep doing what you're doing. We stand behind you.
August 14 at 11:23pm · 3

August 15 at 12:00am · 2

Kalanthia Denise Arceneaux Sounds great its ridiculous that officers are paid such low wages
August 15 at 12:00pm · 1

Today in the Commissioners Court Meeting there was an executive session to discuss security measures. County Commissioners, County Judge, County Auditor and our three judges attended the executive session that lasted only a few minutes.

Upon coming out of executive session County Commissioners approved the transfer of funds for Courthouse Security and the Bailiffs from the LCSO Budget to a new special line item in the General Fund to fund these positions.

The new line item in the General Fund coming out of the LCSO Budget will provided the necessary funds to pay for the Bailiff’s and Courthouse Security perhaps under the supervision of the Sheriff’s Department or our local Constable’s to be determined at a later date.

Although the Sheriff's Department will possibly loose six deputy positions to provide courthouse security and bailiff's the effect on taxpayers is neutral.

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