H.T. Fillingim announces candidacy for Fisher County Sheriff

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H.T. Fillingim is seeking election to the office of sheriff. H.T. was born in Fisher County and is the son of Homer T and Lanelle (Kingsfield) Fillingim. He returned to Fisher County in 2002 and became the EMS Director for Fisher County Hospital. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin University. He is a Master Peace Officer and has been in Law enforcement since 1974.

   He is currently chair of the Regional Advisory Council, covering 17 counties of the Abilene area. He is responsible for overseeing funding for hospitals and emergency medical services, dispersing Grant funding, and participating in disaster relief and planning.

   He was appointed to the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Council Stroke Committee, who by legislatives statute is tasked with establishing stroke care guidelines in Texas and who represents rural and frontier areas of Texas. He holds an instructor’s license from Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, has taught in the West Central Texas Council of Governments Law Enforcement Academy, and holds an instructor’s license from the Department of State Health Services to teach emergency medical courses for EMS. He is member of the Rotan Volunteer Fire Department. He and his wife, Josie (also a paramedic) and son, John attend Crossroads Baptist Church. John is enrolled in the Rotan School District.

   “I believe I can benefit the county as sheriff by continuing the good work begun by our Sheriff’s Office and adding my experiences of more than 40 years in law enforcement, grant procurement and management, scheduling, and training. I feel it is very important to work with the Commissioners’ Court to manage our monies as wisely as possible.”


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