Sheriff’s Corner with Sheriff Tracy Murphree

Sheriff’s Corner with Sheriff Tracy Murphree

Welcome to the new Sheriff’s Corner. Things to know about Sheriff Tracy Murphree

Sheriff Murphree was born and raised in Yoakum County Texas. Where he attended McMurry University, majoring in History and Political Science, and graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety Training Academy in 1988.

Sheriff Murphree worked as a Highway Patrol Trooper in West Texas and Denton, from 1988 to 1994. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1994 and was stationed in Pecos, as a Highway Patrol Sergeant, where he was responsible for 5 counties and 12 Troopers.

In 1996, he became a narcotics agent, with the Texas DPS narcotics division and was stationed in Houston. Sheriff Murphree conducted numerous narcotic investigations, including working undercover. In 1998, he was selected to be a Texas Ranger and stationed in Denton, conducting major investigations including homicides. As a Ranger, he served on the protective detail for Gov. George W. Bush during his Presidential Campaign.

Retired from Texas DPS in 2011 with 23 years, 13 of those years as a Texas Ranger.

Twenty-four hours after retiring from DPS, he was hired by the Denton County Sheriff’s Office as the Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division. Sheriff Murphree supervised and was responsible for Criminal Investigations, Narcotics Investigations, and crime scene.

In 2014, Sheriff Murphree left the Sheriff’s office to work for Paladin, a company developing technology for Law Enforcement. In 2016, Sheriff Murphree was elected Sheriff of Denton County, first term 01/01/2017.

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Denton, TX 76205
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