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Honoring Hartley County’s longest serving sheriff


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Honoring Hartley County’s longest serving sheriff

By Nixie Sanderson

THE DALHART TEXAN

Former Hartley County Sheriff Franky Scott was honored Saturday with a retirement party. Scott officially retired as sheriff of Hartley County at the end of 2020, but his retirement party was postponed until this spring. August 1, 2020, marked 20 years in the office for Hartley County Sheriff Franky Scott, who took the office after spending 26 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).

Scott graduated high school in 1967 in Sweetwater. “I grew up on the south plains at O’Donnell. I went up through high school as a sophomore. We wound up leaving there. My dad worked for a ranch out of Colorado City. Left there in 64 and went to Sweetwater, my dad’s hometown, because my grandfather had passed away. So, we went back to take care of my grandmother, and I graduated high school in Sweetwater,” he said. After graduation, Scott attended college in San Angelo beginning in January 1968 and was drafted into the U.S. Army two years later.

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