The Huntsville Item, Huntsville, TX

Local News

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.

Text Only
Local News

House Ads
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Officials Warn of Avoidable Death in Hot Cars Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide