Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum was one of more than 120 Sheriffs and other law enforcement officers from around the state that visited the 85th Legislature. The Sheriffs met with lawmakers to express their interest in what legislative actions are taken, show their support of lawmakers, and exhibit a unity among the Sheriffs of Texas.
The Legislative Committee and staff of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas coordinated this special event to facilitate the Sheriffs’ involvement in the legislative process. Resolutions were passed in both the House and Senate recognizing the Sheriffs and Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. Sheriffs spent the remainder of the day meeting with their individual Senators and Representatives to discuss pending legislation and provide input on bills that affect the citizens of the State of Texas.