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.



Going trick-or-treating?

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Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
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Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
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Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
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Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
 
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Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
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Always test make-upExternal Web Site Icon in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
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Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
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Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.External Web Site Icon
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Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
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Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
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Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
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Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
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Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.


Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?
 

Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone:
  • Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables, and cheeses.
  • Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
  • Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.
  • Keep candle-lit jack o'lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely. 
 

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.