For Immediate Release: March 1, 2011
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171
FORT WORTH, Texas – Former Osage County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Bart Perrier joins the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as Special Ranger for Oklahoma, District 4. Perrier replaces John Cummings.
“Bart has a strong record of effective law enforcement and extensive experience with livestock cases,” said Larry Gray, TSCRA executive director of law enforcement. “His contacts throughout Oklahoma, and his good working relationships with those in law enforcement as well as the livestock and ranching industries, make him a great asset to our association. I welcome him to TSCRA and look forward to working with him.”
District 4 includes Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garfield, Grant, Haskell, Kay, King Fisher, Lincoln, Logan, Mayes, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Ottawa, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington counties.
Perrier has 15 years of law enforcement experience serving Osage County. Perrier investigated all animal cruelty and neglect cases as well as estray livestock cases reported to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to his responsibilities as an investigator, Perrier served as the Osage County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Coordinator where he was responsible for employing, directing and training reserve deputies for Osage County.
Perrier grew up on a family ranch in Osage County. He has a lifetime of experience in the ranching industry and serving Oklahomans with law enforcement issues.
TSCRA has 29 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 market inspectors aid the Special Rangers by collecting brands and other identifying marks on 4 to 5 million cattle sold at 115 Texas livestock markets each year.
Market inspectors report their findings to TSCRA’s Fort Worth headquarters, where the information is entered into the nation’s largest brand recording and retrieval system. This database is the first source checked when a special ranger receives a theft call.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 134-year-old trade organization. As the largest and oldest livestock association in Texas, TSCRA represents more than 15,000 beef cattle producers, ranching families and businesses who manage approximately 4 million head of cattle on 51.5 million acres of range and pasture land, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma. TSCRA provides law enforcement and livestock inspection services, legislative and regulatory advocacy, industry news and information, insurance services and educational opportunities for its members and the industry.