Comal County Sheriff's Office

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Comal County Sheriff's Office
Agency overview
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionComal, Texas, United States
Map of Texas highlighting Comal County.svg
Map of Comal County Sheriff's Office's jurisdiction.
Size575 sqmi
Legal jurisdictionComal County, Texas
Constituting instrument
  • Yes
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersNew Braunfels, Texas
Sheriff responsible
  • Mark Reynolds

The Comal County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services to the county of Comal County, Texas which has a population of about 120,000.


List of Comal County County Sheriff's[2]

  • Sheriff Henry Gerwin: served 1846-1848 (self-appointed)
  • Sheriff Adam Maurer: served 1848-1849
  • Sheriff Arnold Hueckel: served 1849-1850
  • Sheriff Anton Pieper: served 1850-1851
  • Sheriff George Ullrich: served 1851-1856
  • Sheriff Julius Bose: served 1856-1858
  • Sheriff George Ullrich: served 1858-1860
  • Sheriff Daniel Wiskemann: served 1860-1864
  • Sheriff Charles Wiegreffe: served 1864-1866
  • Sheriff William Schmidt: served 1866-1873
  • Sheriff Charles Saur: served 1873-1876
  • Sheriff George H. Schmidt: served 1876-1882
  • Sheriff Julius W. Halm: served 1882-1898
  • Sheriff Peter Nowotny Sr.: served 1898-1908
  • Sheriff W.H. Adams: served 1908-1920
  • Sheriff Peter Nowotny Jr.: served 1920-1930
  • Sheriff August Knetsch: served 1930-1936
  • Sheriff Elmo Arnold: served 1936-1940
  • Sheriff W.A. Scholl: served 1940-1948
  • Sheriff Ed Schleyer: served 1948-1952
  • Sheriff Walter Fellers: served 1952-1988
  • Sheriff Jack Bremer: served 1988-1996
  • Sheriff Bob Holder: served 1997-2016
  • Sheriff Mark Reynolds: served 2017–present

Fallen deputies[edit]

Since the establishment of the Comal County Sheriff's Office, 5 deputies have died in the line of duty.[3]

Deputy Date of death Details
Deputy Henry Benoit
Monday, August 7, 1916
Deputy Alfred Otto Fischer
Saturday, March 10, 1917
Investigator Elvis (Ed) Murphy
Monday, September 21, 1981
Aircraft Accident
Deputy William J. (Bill) Urban
Monday, February 7, 1994
Heart Attack
Deputy Ray E. Horn
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Heart Attack

See also[edit]


  1. ^ County, Comal. "Comal County Population". Public Data - Google. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ Holder, Bob. "Sheriff". Comal County Sheriff's Office. Comal County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  3. ^ Holder, Bob. "Sheriff". Comal County Sheriff's Office. Comal County Sheriff's Office. Retrieved 12 May 2015.

Handbook of Texas

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