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Butts attends sheriffs' training conference


Bandera County Sheriff Daniel "Dan" Butts was one of 1,500 law enforcement officers across the state who recently attended the Sheriffs' Association of Texas 136th annual training conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The conference took place from July 26 through July 29.
The first Sheriffs' Association of Texas Conference was held in 1878. This event, located in various cities across the state, allows sheriffs, deputies, federal, state and city law enforcement officers to network and discuss issues that affect law enforcement across the state and nation. This year, participants received training on a variety of topics that included preventing domestic terrorism, school shootings, human trafficking, mass fatality planning, DNA collection and jail health care, among other topics. Additionally, than 200 exhibitor booths, enabled participants an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest in crime fighting tools and technology.
A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, the Sheriffs' Association of Texas (SAT) is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of local law enforcement in Texas. Through member support, SAT provides training, legal and technical information and other critical resources to Texas peace officers. SAT also offers scholarships to peace officers and their children for continuing their education. In addition, SAT honors fallen officers with their Lost Lawman Memorial.
For more information on the Sheriffs' Association of Texas, visit www.txsheriffs.org or call 512-445-5888.