Sheriff

La Salle County Sheriff's Office

 


Miguel A. Rodriguez
Sheriff

Office
(830) 879-3045
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703 N Main St, CotullaTX 78014



Description of Office

The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer in the county and has a range of duties that include criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, and operation of the jail, including the safekeeping of inmates and operation of the jail commissary.  The sheriff also provides security for the courthouse, including  the county and district courts, assists with service of subpoena and other process and accepts bail for prisoners in his custody. In a county without a Bail Bond Board, the Sheriff sets bail bond policy for the county. Finally, the sheriff may conduct sales of forfeited property, property being sold at auction for failure to pay property taxes and property sold to satisfy judgments in civil cases.

As with all elected county officials, the sheriff has ultimate authority over the operations of the office, including the authority to hire and fire personnel and direct their daily activities. The sheriff also has authority to determine how to use all other resources allocated to the office during the budget process.

For more complete information about the duties of a county sheriff and other county officials, click here.

 

In Memoriam 

On December 12, 2012, the La Salle County Sheriff's Office lost one of its deputies.  Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Luevano (28) of Uvalde, TX lost his life at the scene of a head on collision on FM 117 within Frio County 9 miles west of Dilley, Texas during the early morning hours of December 12, 2012.  Deputy Luevano was on his way home to Uvalde after completing his shift as a patrol deputy. 

Deputy Luevano is survived by his wife and step daughter, three brothers, three sisters, and his parents.

Deputy Luevano will be remembered for his love and dedication to the Law Enforcement community and profession and will be greatly missed by all those who served with him and those he touched.

Funeral services were held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel / 220 South Getty St., Uvalde, TX. He was buried at Hillcrest Cemetery.