Since his first election as Sheriff, Maurice Cook has been an outstanding law enforcement icon for Bastrop County. His many years of service with the State as a Texas Ranger and Chief of the Rangers has shown what command experience can do to upgrade the professionalism of the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office. The significant improvement in the morale directly due to his leadership has led to a significant improvement in the overall character and performance of the deputies he commands.
Bastrop County can be very proud to have such an outstanding Sheriff representing our citizens. His diligence to “get things right” shows in the everyday workings of the department. The additional training of his deputies is clear to the public in the way they handle the stressful duties they encounter every day.
I am proud to tell people that Bastrop County has one of the most outstanding sheriffs in the State of Texas. When I tell them of Sheriff Cook’s background and experience, they cannot believe we could have such an accomplished and experienced law enforcement officer to serve our county. We are very fortunate to have Sheriff Cook. I encourage every voter, no matter their party affiliation, to vote for the best—that is vote for Sheriff Maurice Cook—in the upcoming election.
Derek R. Van Gilder, Attorney at Law