FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jan. 12, 2016
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
TSCRA Welcomes New Special Ranger to Austin Area
Fort Worth, Texas – Former Travis County Sheriff’s Office Detective Kenny Murchison, of Lockhart, Texas, has joined the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a Special Ranger for District 20, which includes Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis, Washington and Williamson counties.
Murchison replaced former TSCRA Special Ranger Doug Hutchison who recently retired.
“Kenny has a strong record of effective law enforcement that will be invaluable to TSCRA and our members,” said Larry Gray, TSCRA Executive Director of Law Enforcement and Theft Prevention. “His many contacts and good working relationships with those in the law enforcement community, as well as livestock and ranching industries, make him a great resource. I welcome Kenny to TSCRA and look forward to working with him.”
Murchison has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. Most recently, he was a Travis County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Detective where he investigated vehicle thefts and assisted other agencies in 17 counties in the Central Texas area. He was also the Central Texas Regional Director for the Texas Association of Vehicle Theft Investigators (TAVTI) and the Scholarship Chairman of the scholarship committee. He currently serves on the TAVTI Executive Board as the State’s Secretary.
“It is a pleasure to serve Texas ranchers and TSCRA in my new role as a Special Ranger,” said Murchison. “As we see livestock and equipment theft continue to be a problem, I believe I can play an active role in investigating these crimes to help seek justice.”
Murchison, his wife Lezli and their son Cahil reside in Lockhart, Texas. Murchison can be reached at 512-705-3226.
TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
TSCRA is a 139-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 17,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.