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Letter: Support Maurice Cook for Bastrop County Sheriff


Austin American-Statesman, 12/30/15


Maurice Cook, a good friend, is running for sheriff of Bastrop County in the crowded eight candidates Republican Primary. For twenty-three years Maurice was a Texas Ranger, the last four of which he served as chief of the Texas Rangers. READ MORE...


Meet newly-elected Bastrop County Sheriff

The new Bastrop County Sheriff brings an impressive list of achievements to his job, with more than 50 years in law enforcement. Maurice Cook has dedicated his life to being a public servant.

At 17 years old, he joined the United States Air Force as a law enforcement official with service in Vietnam. Since then, he hasn't stopped working. Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook has done it all over the past 50 years, and his career is still not over.

"In the Houston area, I was in three different police departments. Went to DPS and was a trooper with intelligence in motor vehicle theft. Then I became a ranger. I spent 23 years as a Texas Ranger, rode up through the ranks as the chief of the Texas Rangers," says Sheriff Maurice Cook, Bastrop County Sheriff's Office.

Former Texas Ranger Chief Seeks Republican Nod for Bastrop Sheriff


Austin American-Statesman, 12/02/15

An attorney and former chief of the Texas Rangers is seeking the Republican nomination for Bastrop County sheriff next year, the seventh candidate to publicly announce for the party.Maurice Cook, 72, filed his campaign treasurer paperwork with the county elections administrator on Nov. 23, which allows him to begin spending and raising money for his run. Cook said he plans to file with the county Republican party this week. READ MORE...


A True Texas Ranger


Alvin Sun-Advertiser, 02/10/10


He’s not like the guys in the movies, actually, he’s better. Maurice Cook has achieved more than most lawmen in his career, and he’s still growing, and going strong. READ MORE...


Texas Rangers Retired from Service - A B C


Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum


This is a list of living individuals retired from the Texas Ranger service. At the top of this page is a series of Alphabetical Listings The dates below their names (for example 1971-1982) represent their years in the Texas Ranger service. READ MORE...


Maurice Carl Cook '75 - Distinguished Alumni Award


Sam Houston State University


Maurice Carl Cook serves as Senior Ranger Captain for the Texas Rangers, a division of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Texas Rangers are the oldest law enforcement agency with a statewide jurisdiction on the North American continent. In recent history, only three other people have held the Senior Captain's position. READ MORE...


Bastrop County: Who Filed for the 2016 Primary Elections?


Austin American-Statesman, 12/14/15


All Democratic primary races for the Bastrop County offices up for election next year will be uncontested, while most Republican contests will have multiple candidates seeking nominations.Eight Republicans filed for the primary in the much-watched race to replace outgoing Sheriff Terry Pickering by the filing deadline, which was Monday at 6 p.m. READ MORE...


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