Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant found dead

- The sheriff in Erath County was found dead in his home Monday night.

Sheriff Tommy Bryant’s office confirmed the news, but would not release the circumstances surrounding his death.

Bryant has been the sheriff in Erath County, which is about 65 miles southwest of Fort Worth, for almost 20 years. He won re-election last month.

The county’s commissioners are expected to meet Tuesday morning to discuss appointing an interim sheriff.

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