Sheriff’s Corner with Sheriff Tracy Murphree

Sheriff’s Corner with Sheriff Tracy Murphree

GET TO KNOW YOUR SHERIFF’S OFFICE:

Chief Deputy Dewayne “Doc” Dockery
Sheriff Murphree appointed Dewayne “Doc” Dockery as the Chief Deputy. Chief Dockery was born and raised in Paris, Texas. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Army before joining the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1987. He was promoted to Sergeant in the Highway Patrol in 1997 where he served until 2002. In 2002, Chief Dockery was one of the few promoted into the elite law enforcement group of Texas Rangers. Chief Dockery promoted through the ranks in the Texas Rangers were he retired as Major in 2015. Dewayne Dockery enjoyed a year of retirement before being appointed to Chief Deputy of the Denton County Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Murphree on January 1, 2017.

Assistant Chief Deputy Larry Kish (Operations Division)
Larry Kish was born and raised in Gainesville, Texas. He started his law enforcement career in 1988 working for the Gainesville Police Department. In 1995, he joined the Denton County Sheriff’s Office working as a Crime Scene specialist. Assistant Chief Deputy Kish promoted to the rank of Captain in the Criminal Investigation Division. Sheriff Murphree appointed Larry Kish to the rank of Assistant Chief Deputy on January 1, 2017.

Assistant Chief Deputy Barry Caver (Detention Division)
Barry Caver was raised in Lufkin, Texas. He started his law enforcement career as a patrol deputy in 1976 working for Angelina County Sheriff’s Office. He then joined the Diboll Police Department in 1978 and the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1979. Assistant Chief Deputy Caver worked as a Texas State Trooper and was promoted to Highway Patrol Sergeant in 1987. He was promoted into the elite Law Enforcement group of the Texas Rangers in 1989. He retired as a Captain of the Texas Rangers in 2008 before working in the private sector for several years.


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