Sheriff's department

Three Texas County Sheriff’s Department employees announced in recent days their intentions to leave the agency.

Sgt. Travis Davis’ new employment is at Bee Rock Outdoor Adventures, which covers about 11,000 acres east of Raymondville. The property offers guided trips for deer and turkey hunters. It is owned by Howard Wood, a Bonne Terre native who made a fortune in the cable television business. He is a former member of the Missouri Conservation Commission and his daughter currently sits on the panel.

Detective Rowdy Douglas was hired last week as the director of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, where he will administer various programs and the Houston Municipal Swimming Pool.  He begins duties on Monday. His last day with the county is Friday.

Heather Reynolds was the office administrator for the department, who oversees the processing of paperwork and meeting the public. The TCSD’s front office was dark on Monday morning.

Another deputy, Dameon Shaw, left last year to join the Howell County Sheriff’s Department.

At least two current county officers have filed applications seeking employment with other law enforcement agencies.

Sheriff James Sigman did not respond to an inquiry on what the process will be to fill the posts.

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