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 Wagner

Sheriff Charles S. Wagner

Charles Wagner was elected Sheriff in a run off election on April 13, 2004 and had no opponent in the November 2004 General Election.  Sheriff Wagner was sworn in on January 1, 2005 by Judge J. Ray Gayle III while his wife Margaret held the Bible for the oath of office. 

Sheriff Wagner won the Republican Primary in March 2008 and then won re-election with 63% of the vote in the November 2008 General Election.  Sheriff Wagner was sworn in for his second term on January 1, 2009 by Judge Ogden Bass while his son Chad Wagner held the Bible for the oath of office.

Sheriff Wagner was born in Freeport, Texas on August 22, 1946 to Sidley H. Wagner, Sr. and Vivian Broaddus Wagner.  He graduated from Brazosport High School and attended Wharton Junior College, Brazosport College, and Texas Lutheran College.  He graduated from the 141st Session of the FBI’s National Academy in 1985, the National Sheriff’s Academy in 2006 and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar in 2007.  He hold a Master Peace Officer’s Licenses from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers’ Standards and Education.

Sheriff began his career in law enforcement with the Freeport Police Department on August 11, 1967 serving as patrol officer, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, detective lieutenant and Chief of Detectives.   On July 15, 1985 he became Chief Deputy under Sheriff Joe King and served in that capacity until taking office as Sheriff on January 1, 2005.