Church shooting pushes Wilson County sheriff into spotlight
from USA Today
For nearly 25 years, Joe Tackitt Jr.'s career as Wilson County sheriff was about as quiet as the neighborhood streets in the small towns tucked away in farm and cattle country. But the peace in this town of about 600 just southeast of San Antonio was recently shattered with the deadly hammering of gunfire in the middle of a worship service at First Baptist Church. And when the death toll jumped, from a handful into the teens and finally to 26, Tackitt's life as a low-key rural sheriff change dramatically.
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