The Austin County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the promotions of Buddy Riddle to Captain, Billy Ruemke to Lieutenant and Rob Lockett to Sergeant.

“These deputies have displayed a strong commitment to management of the Sheriff’s Office and a very strong commitment to keeping the citizens of Austin County safe,” stated Sheriff Jack Brandes.

Pictured left to right: Capt. Buddy Riddle, Sgt. Rob Lockett, Lt. Billy Ruemke and Sheriff Jack Brandes