Sheriff launching crime prevention series across the county

The Montague County Sheriff’s Office will present the first in a series of crime prevention meetings at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Sunset Fire Hall.
This program will be coordinated by Kevin Benton, who has joined County Sheriff Marshal Thomas’ team to coordinate crime prevention and related activities for the department.
Benton is not a newcomer to the sheriff’s office, having started his career with the SO as a patrol deputy in December 1986. He moved up the ranks to criminal investigators and sheriff leaving the department in December 1995 to become criminal investigator for the 97th District Attorney and later for the Cooke County DA. He worked in the DA offices 15 years.
Benton went to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office in 2010 where he retired on Aug. 1 as chief deputy and with 30 years in law enforcement. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Bowie.
During these town hall meetings, Benton said he will talk about many aspects of crime prevention including safety tips for those who live in rural areas, with an emphasis on farm and ranch security.

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