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Harold C. Byler, Jr. was raised in Brady, Texas, where he was a projectionist at the three Brady theatres while he attended High School. He graduated from Brady High School in 1946.

He is an engineering graduate of Texas A&M and was an intelligence officer in the Korean War. He taught physics at Syracuse University for five years.

He retired from management at G.E. after 20 years, was a stock broker in N.Y., spent 15 years as a professional gambler, designed circle-track racecars, taught tennis, traveled the world in small sailboats, and lectured on cruise ships for five years.

He has authored 23 books since retiring to Brady in 1995 with his wife of 62 years, Janice. He writes a regular newspaper column.

John L. Dagen
John L. Dagen

I am running for Sheriff of McCulloch County and am looking forward to providing new leadership to all the citizens of the county. I would appreciate your support. I retired as a Lieutenant from the Dallas Police Department in 2006 after 30 years. I have 32 years of law enforcement experience and more supervisory and administrative experience than anyone running.

Professional Background
I spent the last 11 years in Dallas in the Vice Section. I have testified in state and federal court on numerous cases and have testified before the State Legislature. I worked in Intelligence/Public Integrity working on career criminals and offenses involving police officers and city employees. I worked as a Patrol Lieutenant in two separate divisions. I supervised the Mounted Unit, Canine Unit, and Explosives Ordnance Unit. I supervised four squads in the SWAT Unit responsible for barricaded persons, crowd control, and worked with the Secret Service on Presidential visits. I also supervised the Central Investigative Unit working on thefts, burglaries, and individual robberies. I also have experience in the Communications and the Report Division.

As a sergeant, I worked in the Communications Division and Central Patrol.

All of these positions required supervision of officers, administrative duties, and budget preparation.

Education - B.S. in Industrial Arts with a Minor in Education, North Texas State Univ.

Licenses - Master Police Officer and Instructor, TCOLE

Specialized Training – Basic Supervision and Command Management; Dignitary Protection; S.W.A.T. School; and numerous TCOLE courses

I am currently on the Rochelle School Board, active in 4-H Shooting Sports, and teach firearms safety and shooting at the Heart of Texas Bible Camp.

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