Waller County’s sheriff died unexpectedly on Saturday.
Waller County judge Trey Duhon announced Glenn Smith died from an apparent heart attack.
Smith spent 12 years as sheriff as part of a 43 year law enforcement career.
According to the Waller County sheriff’s website, Smith became sheriff after serving as police chief in the county seat of Hempstead.
Smith was also a Grimes County sheriff’s deputy, he served ten years with the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission and being chief deputy in Sabine County, where he grew up.