The new Hays County Sheriff’s Academy facility now under construction will be named in honor of the late Sheriff Allen Bridges.
His widow accompanied current Sheriff Gary Cutler when he made the request to the commissioners court on July 28. The vote to approve was unanimous.
Bridges passed away suddenly on Dec. 8, 2008 while in office. He began his time with the HCSO in crime prevention and served as the department’s public information officer before he was appointed Sheriff in 2005, replacing Don Montague, who left in order to join the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center (ALERRT).
The Allen Bridges Training Academy is expected to be completed in late summer or early fall.