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Hartley County Sheriff honored for more than 20 years of service

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By Nixie Sanderson

Retiring Hartley County Sheriff Franky Scott was honored by the Hartley County elected officials and deputies Friday morning with a reception at the Hartley County Courthouse in Channing. Scott will officially retire on December 31 after serving 20 years and five months as sheriff, capping a career of more than 40 years in law enforcement and finishing as the longest-serving sheriff in Hartley County.

“When it became apparent that we needed to appoint someone as the sheriff, God put him on our hearts and nobody else. I went over to his house. He was still with DPS, and I said ‘Franky, you need to let the commissioner's board appoint you as sheriff.’ ‘I want to do that someday, but I don’t know that I’m ready.’ ‘No sir, God is ready for you to come on board.’ Twenty years later, it’s the best decision our court has made,” Hartley County Judge Ronnie Gordon remembered.

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