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Lubbock County Detention Center welcomes Ryan Braus as new chief deputy after 36 years of service from Cody Scott.
On December 21, Ryan Braus, the newly appointed Chief Deputy, assumed his role after Chief Deputy Cody Scott retired from the Lubbock County Detention Center following 36 years of service.
Braus expressed eagerness and readiness to serve Lubbock County amidst challenges faced by the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, which is struggling with staffing shortages and overcrowding at the detention center.
Braus acknowledged the staff shortage at the Lubbock County Detention Center and that it needed to be addressed. He added that the jail expansion project is going to be a massive project.
The existing jail would receive over 900 additional beds through the jail expansion project. Braus said he is prepared for the big job and expressed his desire to serve.
For 15 years, Braus has been a part of the Sheriff’s Office, and he worked as the assistant chief deputy for the Detention Center under Scott. He credited Scott for his preparedness and acknowledged that he was aware of the significant responsibility ahead of him.
Braus stated that Chief Scott’s retirement after 36 years marks the end of an era. He emphasized that Scott has been an exceptional mentor, expressing gratitude for the support that has enabled him to stand in his current position.
Scott expressed contentment with his choice to retire, sensing that it was the appropriate moment for his departure. He celebrated the day, highlighting the positivity that arises when someone you have worked with and in whom you have considerable confidence and faith receives a promotion.
Scott conveyed a desire for his guidance to endure during his absence, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts. He stressed that, while perfection might be challenging, consistently striving for it ensures meticulous attention to detail.
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