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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Return of cowboy hats for Bexar deputies

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 3:47 PM


In a press release put out by Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau today, it was announced that Bexar County deputies may now don "an optional western hat." This marks a triumphant return for the hats, which were banned in the '90's by a previous sheriff. "I have heard from many deputies that they wanted the western hat to return," said Pamerleau. "They feel, and I agree, the hat distinguishes them from other police officers and allows citizens to quickly identify them as Sheriff's Deputies."
According to the new uniform regulations: Deputies, who are so inclined may wear specific western headgear with their standard Class A uniform. During winter months a traditional, felt construction, “silver belly” gray hat can be worn. During summer months, the traditional, natural color straw construction hat may be worn. During inclement weather, form-fitting, clear plastic covers may be worn over the western headgear. Western hats with a flat brim, or hats with decorations, such as feathers, are not authorized as part of the policy.

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