Friends, I'm Darryl Norris, the son of James and Kay Norris of Henderson. I am a life-long resident of Henderson, TX. I'm married with two children, Nolyn, age 4, and Haden, age 3. My wife, Laura, daughter of John Morris and Emmie Kubik, is graduating nursing school this December, and will obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse. I currently work for Rusk County Precinct Four Road Department.
My experience in law enforcement has been a lengthy 21 years, all proudly with the Rusk County Sheriff's Office. I started out as a jailer in 1988, what later evolved into a full fledged career after graduating from Kilgore College Police Academy and becoming a patrol deputy in 1989. Throughout my career, I've progressed from a basic licensure, to intermediate, advanced, and now holding a master peace officer license. During my employment, I helped in founding the Rusk County Mounted Patrol division, as well as the Tactical Team. I moved from Patrol Deputy to K-9/Interdiction, to later Sergeant on Patrol, to Auto-Theft Investigator, to finally Chief Deputy for several years. It was during my time as chief deputy that I became proficient in administrative law enforcement and management.
Over the years, I have become a Certified Instructor in Rifle, Taser, Firearms, OC Aerosol Projectors, Chemical Munitions, and Specialty Impact Munitions. Awards obtained include the Hard Charge Award given at Longview Swat School, Best Horse and Rider on two different occasions for the Mounted Patrol, and many sharp shooter and pistol shoot competition awards.
I believe that Rusk County can benefit greatly by electing me as the next sheriff. If elected, not only do I promise to be a leader, but an active and vigorous participant in duty. I can facilitate Rusk County's need for a leader who is willing and able to work collaboratively, be an advocate for the residents of the county, and maintain an excellent relationship with elected officials, as well as surrounding local law enforcement agencies.