FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF PROTECTING OUR CITIZENS
ANDERSON —The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office had their annual Christmas Luncheon for sheriff’s office employees Wednesday, Dec. 19, and honored several employees with service awards in recognition of honorable and dedicated public service to the citizens of Grimes County. Also, in attendance were representatives from the Grimes County District Attorney’s Office, Grimes County Pct. 2 Justice of Peace Office, Grimes County Pct. 2 Constable’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety – Highway Patrol Division.
Sheriff Don Sowell
Sheriff Sowell was honored with a 20-year service plaque for his dedicated service to the citizens of Grimes County. Sheriff Sowell became the longest serving Sheriff of Grimes County Sept. 10, 2018, by serving 20 years as sheriff. Sowell was appointed sheriff Sept. 10, 1998, by Grimes County Commissioners Court after Sheriff Bill Foster left office. Sowell has subsequently won re-election every term since. He has proudly served the citizens of Grimes County and looks forward to continuing to serve as sheriff.
Deputy Travis Hughey
Deputy Travis Hughey was honored with a 25-year service plaque for his dedicated service to citizens of Grimes County. Deputy Hughey served 20 years in the patrol division before retiring to the jail division as a transport deputy in 2013. Hughey is one of the longest serving deputy sheriffs with the office and is highly respected by his colleagues and many citizens of Grimes County.
Investigator Mike Fiaschetti was honored with a 15-year service award for his dedicated service to the citizens of Grimes County. Investigator Fiaschetti is assigned as a detective with Montgomery County Auto Theft Taskforce and is a valuable asset with his expertise of investigating auto theft crimes and conducting trailer inspections for the citizens of Grimes County.
Jailer Glen Dale Love
Jailer Glen Dale Love was honored with a 10-year service award for his dedicated service to the citizens of Grimes County. Jailer Love manages the Trusty Diversion Crew for the sheriff’s office, which is responsible for many tasks such as clean up following events, landscaping at various county offices, landscaping and clean up at various cemeteries with the county and many other duties that are too long to list. Love and his crew are part of the “back bone” of the jail division and the overall functioning of the sheriff’s office.
Investigator J.J. Jones
Investigator John “J.J” Jones was honored with a 10-year service award for his dedicated service to the citizens of Grimes County. Investigator Jones is one the veteran investigators and is asset to the criminal investigations division of the sheriff’s office. Jones is specialized and an expert in crime scene investigations, latent fingerprint analysis and a blood spatter recognition expert; his expertise has led to many successful investigations and convictions of homicide, burglary and many other cases. Investigator Jones further manages the sheriff’s office evidence processing lab and assists in managing the evidence room.