Re-elect Sheriff Maurice Cook Posted in: Opinions 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” ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!