Very soon, there’s going to be a new interim sheriff in Baylor County.
Since the former sheriff turned in his resignation, five and a half months after being sworn in, Baylor County’s been without one, but soon that will change.
New Baylor County Interim Sheriff, Jason Zeissel said, “Since Sheriff Biggerstaff has left, you know there was kind of a hole here as far as sheriff, I mean they’ve had a leader and they’ve done a very good job of keeping this office going, it seems very efficient and I think that we’re going to hit the road running come August 1st.”
Zeissel started his law enforcement career with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and then became a DPS Trooper stationed out of Seymour before deciding to become a banker there.
“I was a Deputy with Knox County for about two and a half years, I started out with the jail and dispatch there. So I was there for a total of three years with Knox County,” Zeissel added. “I’ve come to Seymour and I’ve been here most of the time.”
He said after leaving law enforcement in 2012 and spending 5 years at a bank, now is the time to get back into law enforcement.
A Baylor County resident said, “We need local, we don’t need outside coming in here trying to bulldoze us and throw their ideas at us and I think Jason can do that.”
“I get along well with all the agencies here, I’ve established a very good rapport with the people in Baylor County and the officials here, you know I can’t say that I’m the best but I feel like I can do a good job for Baylor County,” Zeissel added.
In fact, Zeissel said there’s a good chance his name will be on the Republican ballot in the primaries next March before he hopes to be elected to a two-year term the following November.
That two-year term would be shorter than the normal four years because it would finish out the years David Biggerstaff would have been in office.