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Sheriff Dan announces second run


Bandera County Sheriff Daniel R. "Dan" Butts has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for re-election in the March 1 primary election.
It has been my pleasure to serve the people of Bandera County as sheriff for the last three years. During that time, we have worked diligently to promote integrity, honesty and professionalism within the sheriff's office. We will continue to work to earn and maintain the trust and respect of the people we serve.
I am proud of the progress we have made at the Bandera sheriff's office and will work to continue this improvement. I conduct myself by these standards and will ensure that the offices and employees of the department will do the same.
As a licensed peace officer for 36 years, I hold Master Peace Officer and Instructor certifications from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. I served as a trooper and sergeant with the Texas Department of Public Safety for 31 years, spending a large part of that time here in Bandera County as a trooper with the highway patrol.
Additionally, I served as a supervisor in Alpine and Eagle Pass and as an instructor at the DPS Academy in Austin, where I assisted with the opening of the department's Firearms Training Facility. After a 2004 transfer to Devine, as Highway Patrol Sergeant, I supervised troopers in both Bandera and Medina counties. I served in Devine until retiring from the Department of Public Safety in August 2010.
My wife, Arlene, and I have been married for 33 years and raised our two daughters in Bandera. We proudly call Bandera our home.
I would appreciate your vote next March.
Citizens with questions, concerns or suggestions are urged to please contact me at 830-796-3489.