Former Buckholts Police Chief Surrenders Peace Officer License

By: Sylvia Villarreal Email
By: Sylvia Villarreal Email

After being investigated and arrested for falsifying government documents, the former Buckholts Police Chief has now lost his license to be a police officer.

Earlier this week, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education reported James Blackmon, the town’s former chief surrendered his peace officer license to agency officials.

Officials with the Milam County District Attorney’s office say the former chief has waived his arraignment and a trial date has been scheduled for January 23rd.

Blackmon’s troubles became public when TCLEOSE investigators and deputies with the Milam County Sheriff’s Office arrested him on July 5th and booked him into the Milam County Jail.

Three days after Blackmon bonded out of jail on July 8th, the Buckholts City Council unanimously voted to place him on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation into the allegations that he listed too many police officers on the city’s employee rooster.

Blackmon permanently lost his job as chief on August 8th when the city council voted to fire him.

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