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After nearly 60 years on the force, Cameron County sheriff turns in badge

8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Wednesday, December 30 2020 Dec 30, 2020 December 30, 2020 9:57 PM December 30, 2020 in News - Local

After nearly 60 years serving on the force, Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio turns in his badge.

On a Saturday night in Harlingen, 58 years ago, Lucio began his career in law enforcement. 

"I came in at 11:00 o'clock— well 10:30 and reported to the office," Lucio said. "They said, 'here's a key and there's a car.' I said 'OK and do I have a partner?' They said 'you are it.'"

He wanted a different experience than the one he had  for his team. 

From matching weapons to uniforms, Lucio has had a hand in every upgrade made within a department that had only five police cars and a history of corruption when he took command. 

Watch the video for the full story. 

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