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San Saba County Sheriff, two deputies resign

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 11:55:31-04

SAN SABA COUNTY, Texas — Two San Saba Sheriff's Department deputies resigned on Friday, leading to the sheriff himself submitting a resignation letter Tuesday morning.

Chief Deputy Jeff Dunlop and Deputy Eric Bachelor met with County Judge Byron Theodosis to submit their resignations due to differences in opinion with Sheriff Matt Boswell.

During the Commissioners Court Meeting, Sheriff Boswell turned in his resignation effective 10 a.m. June 25.

San Saba Police Chief Ray Riggs was sworn in as sheriff and will now handle both police chief and sheriff roles. Riggs will be in charge of the law enforcement portion of the position while Judge Theodosis will handle the administration duties.

Judge Theodosis said the county's goal is to swear in a new sheriff by July 9 who will hold the position until the 2020 elections.

There have been a total of five resignations within the department, including two that happened recently.

There are three deputies left in the San Saba Sheriff's Department.

Surrounding counties have called San Saba County to offer support during the sheriff's department vacancies. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Bynum, who is DPS official for the area, called to offer support for the county as well.