John Pollock
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Burleson County Deputy Chief John Pollock has announced his intention to retire after a more than 30-year career in law enforcement.

Deputy Chief Pollock announced the retirement plans this week on his Facebook page. The retirement is effective as of December 31 of this year.

Pollock began his career with the Brazos County Sheriff‘s Office, where he spent 28 years. He served in many different capacities and eventually rose through the ranks to become an investigator.

Pollock has spent the past two and a half years as the chief deputy of the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office. It happened when current sheriff Gene Hermes took over in 2020.

Pollock was involved in an August 2021 incident in which he was shot in the jaw by a suspect while trying to serve a warrant for aggravated robbery at a house on FM 60 near Snook.

Later, he was able to recover from his injury and return to work.

Sheriff Gene Hermes told the Burleson County Tribune, “He (Pollock) is dedicated to law enforcement. He is here for the citizens and shows it every day since he is here.

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