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Gary Edwards appointed Precinct 2 Constable

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Gary Edwards was appointed today by the Commissioners Court as the interim Constable for Precinct 2. He will serve the balance of the term (until 12/31/16) of Constable Joe Barton, who passed away earlier this month after serving as constable for 26 years.

Constable Edwards has been serving as Deputy Constable under Joe Barton since 2007. Prior to that he was the Chief Deputy Constable for Dallas County Precinct 3 for 18 years, from which he was retired at the time of his appointment by Constable Barton. In total, Constable Edwards has almost 40 years of law enforcement experience.

Constable Edwards’ appointment by the Court was made this afternoon following candidate interviews this morning.