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Former Kleberg County Sheriff dies

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 17:31:23-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Kleberg County Sheriff's Office announced the death of former sheriff Adan Munoz.

Munoz served as Kleberg Co. Sheriff from 1988 to 1994. He was 71 years old when he died.

According to the Kingsville Record and Bishop News, Munoz was the first Hispanic sheriff in Kleberg County. After being sheriff, he became the first Hispanic executive director of Texas' criminal justice division, and the first Hispanic to serve as executive director of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

Munoz also created the first Narcotics Task Force, and DARE program in Kleberg County.