Swisher County hires new sheriff

Published: Nov. 21, 2011 at 9:09 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 at 1:24 AM CST
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Cody Grubb
Cody Grubb

SWISHER COUNTY, TX (KCBD) - Swisher County Commissioners Court has appointed Cody Grubb to succeed Emmett Benavidez as Sheriff of Swisher County. Benavidez retired after two separate allegations of sexual assault involving county employees.

One of the three applicants for the position, Grubb has 22 years of law enforcement experience and has served since 2008 as Chief Deputy at the Swisher County Sheriff's Department.

The other two applicants were Burnie Wells and Mandy Dempsey.  Wells is currently serving as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Swisher County and Mandy Dempsey is a Deputy with Swisher County Sheriff's Department. 

Sheriff Grubb was sworn in at 11:00 AM after posting the required bond and filings with the Secretary of State's office.

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