Steve Hendrix

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Service Record

Agency Kaufman County Texas Sheriff's Office
Rank Deputy; Sergeant[1]
Agency Van Zandt County Texas Sheriff's Office
Rank Sheriff
Dates of Service July 2020[2] - May 14, 2022.[3]
Last Known Status Resigned[3]

Incident Reports

2022 False Statement

Response Timeline

In March 2022, Hendrix was indicted for giving a false statement to a peace officer during the investigation. Hendrix could face up to six months in jail on the misdemeanor charge.[3]

On April 29, 2022, Hendrix resigned.[3]

On May 20, 2022, the charges were dismissed. The District Attorney stated that the "interest of justice would be best served by protecting those future cases on behalf of victims and agreeing to dismiss the charges in exchange for resignation from the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office".[4]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: neutral
Protect & Serve rating: bad
Individual Rights rating: neutral
Accountability and Integrity rating: bad
Off Duty rating: neutral
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