Erath County Sheriff Matt Coates introduced 43-year-old chief deputy Heath Crossland and 30-year-old captain Jesse Metcalf to local media on Monday. Sheriff Coates interviewed 11 people for the positions before making his decision. He has known both men for years.
Deputy Crossland was a sargeant in Lancaster. He and his wife Julia have been married for 18 years and have two children. The family lives in Waxahachie where they will finish the school year before relocating to Erath County.
Captain Metcalf and his wife Frances have three kids. He is a graduate of Tarleton State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and sciences and criminal justice administration.

Source: Local News