Sheriff Bob Morgan began this interview by saying, “I’m not a very exciting guy.” However, it quickly became obvious that he is far from boring. In fact, he brings a strong work ethic to the job of Blanco County Sheriff. In his own words Sheriff Morgan says, “My obligation and greatest concern is to the citizens of Blanco County, and to the [Sheriff’s] Department.”
Because of the sense of duty and passion he brings to his job, Sheriff Morgan describes himself as, “I am not a “yes” man, but someone who will do what is right.” Critical components of serving in his job effectively include adequate manpower to safely and efficiently conduct the business of the department and adequate funding to support those needs. According to Morgan, “When my dispatchers must take off for sick or personal time we need the manpower to cover them without seriously depleting our resources.”
A native of Harlingen, Bob Morgan attended high school in San Antonio. Morgan also attended Peacock Military Academy and Middle Rio Grande Law Enforcement Academy at Southwest Texas Jr. College in Uvalde. The Sheriff and his family moved to Blanco County in 1999 where he has advanced through the ranks rapidly as a result of his commitment and hard work. Sheriff Morgan has worked in law enforcement for over 26 years and has served his country in Vietnam as well.
Sheriff Morgan is an enthusiastic supporter of community activities. He coaches Little League baseball teams in the Blanco community and serves as liaison between the Blanco County Search and Rescue and the Sheriff’s Department. In addition to these activities Morgan drives school buses to various community events. These events include United Interscholastic Competitions (UIL). Sheriff Morgan performs these services free of charge for the Blanco Community.
Bob Morgan is married to Flora Morgan, and Flora works at Security State Bank. The couple enjoys riding motorcycles together in their spare time. Their 19 year-old daughter Tina is enrolled as a sophomore at Texas State University. The couple also has a 16 year-old son Jack, who will be a junior at Blanco High School this fall.
Sheriff Morgan emphasized several times, “I take my job very seriously and my door is open to everyone.” The Sheriff ended with, “The citizens of Blanco County can call me anytime at 830.613.7022.”