Jim Wells County Sheriff Daniel Bueno was appointed to the 2017 – 2018 Legislative Committee of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas (SAT).

On Oct. 2, Bueno received the notification from Sheriff Gary Maddox, SAT president, telling him what his assignments and committee descriptions would be.

The Legislative Committee is composed of sheriffs from around the state. They are active participants in the legislative process and insure that all bills introduced which affect the duties, responsibilities, training, court and jail functions of the Sheriffs are given proper consideration.

When a particular bill affects the sheriffs, they will be notified so they may contact their Senators and Representatives concerning their views.

“I am honored to be appointed,” Bueno said. “I will be very vocal in the representation of the sheriffs association just as I have been for the residents of Jim Wells County.”

Bueno has 37 years of law enforcement experience. He became the JWC Sheriff in November 2016. He took his position head-on and has worked to target all the issues that face the county and its residents.

His law enforcement career began in 1978 as a patrolman for the Alice Police Department. He spent 21 and a half years climbing the ranks until he became chief. He was chief of police for 12 and a half years before working as a Deputy Constable for Precinct 1 for two years.