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December 1, 2007

Cook enteres race for County Sheriff

Doyce Cook, a veteran peace officer, announces his intent to seek the office of Sheriff of Walker County.

Cook, whose law enforcement career has spanned more than twenty five years, started with the Walker County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy in the early 1980s. During his employment as a deputy sheriff he was chosen by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association to be commissioned as a Special Texas Ranger under the Texas Department of Public Safety and assigned to an eight county district on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Born and raised in Walker County, Cook graduated from Huntsville High School, attended Sam Houston State University and graduated from Texas A&M; University’s Law Enforcement Academy. With 1,274 advanced training hours, Cook currently holds a Master Peace Officer License, the highest law enforcement license issued by the State of Texas.

Having been a member of numerous organizations and civic groups, Cook strongly values his 27 year membership with the Texas Sheriffs Association. This association has allowed him to develop a rapport with many of the 254 sheriffs in Texas. In 2005, Cook was selected by a Texas Sheriff to serve on an advisory board based in Washington DC, concerning homeland security and natural disasters. This endeavor expanded the growth of Cook’s professional contacts to a national level.

Doyce is married to Martha Williams Cook, a Huntsville Realtor and retired Huntsville Independent School District teacher. He has two sons, Lt. Dusty Cook, U.S. Marine pilot and graduate of Texas A&M;, and Lance Cook, a senior at Texas A&M; and assistant coach at Allen Academy. Doyce’s wife Martha has one daughter, Erin Williams, a graduate of Texas A&M; currently living in Austin, Texas.

Doyce Cook believes in commitment to family and country. He brings to Walker County, the ability, education and experience to meet all challenges that face a Texas sheriff.

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