The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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February 8, 2014

Anderson County Sheriff's Office promotes five employees

PALESTINE —

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office recently announced the promotion of four of its employees, effective on Jan. 1.

“All these folks are long-time employees with a lot of experience,” Sheriff Greg Taylor said. “These changes are going to be positive for this office and we look forward to seeing what they will bring to their new positions.”

Brian Chason, who has been with the ACSO since 1999, was promoted to CID (Criminal Investigation Division) Sergeant. He has previously held the positions of dispatcher, patrol deputy and patrol shift sergeant.

“The creation of a new investigator position for our drug task force created the opening in our regular investigator staff,” Taylor said. “So we moved Chason to that position.”

Bobby Bishop, who has been with the ACSO since 2003, was promoted to Senior Sergeant/Patrol Supervisor. Sgt. Bishop has previously held the positions of jailer, jail sergeant, transport deputy, patrol deputy, patrol corporal and patrol shift sergeant.

Gerald Kerr, with the ACSO since 1991, was promoted to Patrol Shift Sergeant. Sgt. Kerr has previously held the positions of reserve deputy, patrol deputy, drug task force deputy and patrol corporal.

Ronnie Howell, who was promoted to Patrol Corporal, is currently serving his second stint with the ACSO, having previously worked for the office from 2006 until 2011. During that time he held the positions of jailer, patrol deputy, patrol corporal and patrol shift sergeant.

Cpl. Howell returned in 2012 as a patrol deputy.

Andrea Pearson, who has been with the ACSO since 2010 as a jailer, was promoted to patrol deputy. She completed Basic Peace Officer certification in 2012 and completed some of her field training while working as a jailer.

“Pearson is a very good employee and we are looking forward to seeing what she will do for us,” Taylor said.

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