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Endorsed By:

Texas FOP
Hill Country Lodge #23

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Hays County
Law Enforcement Association

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Professional Experience

2005 - 2015: Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University
  • Director
  • 1987 - 2005: Hays County Sheriff’s Office
  • Deputy
  • Sergeant, Patrol & Reserve Division
  • Lieutenant, formed and commanded the Hays County Drug Task Force
  • Captain, Patrol Division
  • Captain, Formed and Commanded Hays County SWAT Team
  • Chief Deputy
  • Elected Sheriff in November 1996
  • Took office January 1, 1997
  • Re-elected in November 2000
  • Re-elected in November 2004
  • Retired August 2005
  • 1967 Began Law Enforcement career with the Texas Highway Patrol


  • Master Peace Officer Certification
    Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
  • Instructor Certificate
    Texas Commission on Law Enforcement
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice
    Texas State University, School of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science
    Texas State University
  • Awards

  • Bert Ford Award presented by Governor Bush and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
  • Central Texas Crime Prevention – Presidential Award
  • Texas Crime Prevention Association – Texas Crime Prevention Manager of the Year
  • Texas State University, School of Criminal Justice - 2019 Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Present and Past Professional Affiliation

  • U.S. Justice Department Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee
  • Sheriff’s Association of Texas
  • Past Director, Sheriff’s Association of Texas
  • Texas Narcotics Officers Association
  • Past President, Texas Capital Area Law Enforcement Association
  • Central Texas Crime Prevention Association
  • Past President, Hays County Criminal Justice Association
  • Texas Homeland Security First Responder Task Force
  • Past Board Member, Texas Association of Counties
  • Present and Past Community Involvement

  • Dripping Springs Lions Club, Past President
  • Past President, San Marcos Sunrise Club
  • Tournament Director, Sheriff’s Scholarship Golf Tournament
  • Tournament Director, Lion’s Club Golf Tournament
  • Past Director, Central Texas Peace Officer’s Scholarship Fund
  • San Marcos Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman, Driftwood Heritage Days
  • Honorary Advisory Board Member, 100 Club of Central Texas
  • Board member, Family Justice Center
  • Patriots and Heroes Outdoors Hunts
  • 4H Scholarship Committee
  • Founder “Scramble for Kids” Golf Tournament funding Scholarships,
  • Benefitting 4H and FFA, CASA and the Hays County Women’s Shelter
  • Personal

  • From Buda, Texas
  • Resides in Wimberley with wife Harpie
  • Married 53 years
  • Three Children, Nine Grandchildren and Three Great Grandchildren
  • Donations:

    Don Montague For Constable
    4271 FM 2325
    Wimberley, TX 78676
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