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Gary Painter, Board Member

Gary PainterSheriff Gary Painter passed away on May 26, 2019. Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) Board Chairman Guillermo Treviño issued the following statement on the death of Board Member Painter:

"Gary Painter was a preeminent public servant. From the moment he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966, he began a lifetime commitment to serve and protect others – first, around the world and then back home throughout his distinguished law enforcement career in Midland County. Sheriff Painter was a dedicated member of the TxDMV Board since August 2016, and I have tremendous respect for his professionalism, insight and wise counsel. He was a good man and will be deeply missed. The TxDMV Board and staff extend our heartfelt prayer and sympathy for the Painter family.”


Gary Painter, of Midland, is Sheriff of Midland County and has over 45 years of law enforcement service. He is a lifetime member of the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas and a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association, Western States Sheriffs’ Association, Southwest Border Sheriffs’ Coalition and the Texas Police Association. He is a gubernatorial appointee on the Commission on Jail Standards, president of the Midland County Bail Bond Board, board member of the Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Task Force, and a member of the Interoperable Communications Board and Law Enforcement Academy Board for the Permian Basin Planning Commission. Painter received a Bachelor of Science in police administration.

Gary Painter was appointed in August 2016 by Governor Abbott for a term to expire on February 1, 2021.




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