For Immediate Release: June 25, 2012
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Former Oklahoma Game Warden Paul Cornett has joined the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a special ranger for District 3 in Oklahoma.
District 3 includes Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cleveland, Comanche, Custer, Garvin, Grady, Hughes, Johnston, Kiowa, Love, Marshall, McClain, Murray, Oklahoma, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Seminole, Stephens, and Washita Counties.
“Paul has a strong record of effective law enforcement,” said Larry Gray, TSCRA executive director of law enforcement and theft prevention. “His contacts throughout Oklahoma and his good working relationships with those in the law enforcement community, as well as his knowledge of the livestock and ranching industries, make him a great asset to our organization. I welcome him to TSCRA and look forward to working with him.”.
Cornett has more than 18 years of law enforcement experience. He served as an Oklahoma game warden for 14 years; 2 years as an investigator for the Woodward County Sheriff’s Office; and most recently as a special agent for the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry where he investigated cattle theft and other agriculture related crime.
Cornett will be based in Sulphur, Okla., and can be reached at 580-334-1017.
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 135 year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 15,000 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.