Les Cotten

Sheriff at Daily Sun photo/Raymond Linex II Navarro County

Daily Sun photo/Raymond Linex II Navarro County

General Information

Employment History

Annual Sheriff, S Association of Texas Training Conference  - Reliant Center


Kerens High


County Commissioner  - Precinct 1 Kit Herrington

Member  - Texas Sheriffs Association

Member  - Kerens High School

Member  - National Rifle Association

Member  - Lions Club

Member  - Historical Society

Member  - National Sheriffs' Association

Member  - VFW

Member  - DAV

Member  - Kiwanis Club

Sheriff  - Navarro County Sheriff's Office

Member  - Army

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Daily Sun photo/Raymond Linex II Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten, who is set to retire after his current term, addresses the 200-plus residents, friends and colleagues who attended his county retirement ceremony Friday in the First Floor Courtroom.
The sheriff was awarded several plaques, an 'LC' branding iron and a smoker from the sheriff's department. Les Cotten will be missed. Cotten was joined by a couple hundred friends, family and supporters Friday for a reception for his "pending" retirement. Cotten will bring a close to his 45 year career in law enforcement on Dec. 31, 2012, when his term as Navarro County Sheriff comes to a close. From memories of his early days as a dispatcher with the Corsicana Police Department through his election to Sheriff in 1992, Cotten was honored for his service by friends and colleagues. County Judge H.M. Davenport Jr. presented Cotten with a proclamation of Nov. 9 as "Les Cotten Appreciation Day." Sheriff Ralph Billings of Freestone County praised Cotten for his help and cooperation through the years. Lt. Ken Authier of the Texas Department of Public Safety joked that according to state law, the DPS Commander could issue orders to Cotten. Cotten was given a framed copy of a poem written by Brad Haynie, who read the tome aloud. Turning to Cotten, he said "He will do. He will do." Among the many gifts presented to Cotten was a custom made barbecue grill crafted by employees of the sheriff's department. Cotten was appreciative of the turnout for the reception. Les Cotten will be missed.

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Daily Sun photo/Bob Belcher Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten speaks Tuesday at the Patriot's Day Ceremony held at Corsicana's Bunert Park.
"Everyone remembers where they were that day," recalled Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten. "We're here to remember those events, remember those who perished, and honor the first responders. "Always remember these acts," he said, urging all in attendance to remain prepared.

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Daily Sun photo/Bob Belcher Navarro County Sheriff Les Cotten, at right, poses with the 2012 officers of the Corsicana Emergency Corps.

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