Milam County Commissioner's Court to appoint interim sheriff

Posted at 9:54 AM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 16:14:59-04

The Milam County Commissioner's Court is set to hold a special meeting to appoint the interim sheriff on Tuesday.

Chief Deputy Chris White will be appointed sheriff at 9:55 a.m. at the Milam County Courthouse. This comes after Sheriff David Greene died on Friday while on vacation. 

White will be sheriff until Nov. 6, when a nonpartisan special election will take place.

According to Milam County Judge Berkemeyer, Sheriff Greene had two years left on his term. The person elected will finish out the term.

Sheriff Greene suffered a "massive" heart attack while on vacation in Oregon on June 27. He was visiting his wife's family. 

Chief Deputy Chris White put out a statement on the death of Sheriff Greene:

"It is our sad duty to inform everyone that our sheriff has passed away this evening, July 20, 2018. Sheriff David Greene was surrounded by family and friends when he passed quietly to be with our Lord and his 'Little David.' Sheriff Greene was a father, grandfather, brother, husband, friend and a great leader, and we will all miss him. Services are pending and we will update as we find out."

Sheriff Greene was in the middle of serving his third term as sheriff. He was with Milam County for 10 years. 

Sheriff Greene's body will arrive in Austin on Monday night around 7:35 p.m. Milam County Deputies and Texas Game Wardens will meet at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to escort his body back to Marek Burns Laywell Funeral home in Cameron.

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