1. James Glenn Smith was born on 17 Jul 1956 in Ector Co, Texas.
Sheriff of Brown Co 1/1/1997 to 1/1/2005
Glen Smith retired on December 31, 2004 after 27 ½ years of service, all which were in Brown County.
In July of 1977 on his 21st birthday, Sheriff Smith started as a Deputy/Jailer living in the quarters of the old county jail. He wore many hats during his career as he worked patrol, CID, narcotics and in 1985 was promoted to Chief Deputy.
He was elected Sheriff of Brown County and took office on January 1, 1997 serving two terms.
Over the years, his career has taken him to three different facilities in Brown County. The old county jail that was completed in 1903 was where he started in 1977. When that jail was no longer utilized to house inmates, a new facility was built and moved into in 1981, which only held 60 inmates. A new joint Law Enforcement Center with the Brownwood Police Department was completed in July 2001. This facility houses 196 inmates.
Glen Smith stated he has enjoyed his law enforcement career in Brown County. It held a special meaning to him personally when he was elected as Sheriff in the county where he began his career.
Glenn married Jo Lynn Croft daughter of Donald Morriss Croft and Mary Josephine Fitzhugh on 18 Feb 1978 in Brown Co, Texas. Jo was born on 21 Jun 1958 in Potter Co, Texas.
They had the following children:
2M i. Jeremy Glen Smith was born in Brown Co, Texas.
3F ii. Lyndsey Marie Smith was born in Brown Co, Texas.