Former Hays County Sheriff Allen Bridges was honored posthumously when commissioners voted on July 28, 2020, to name the training area at the Hays County Sheriff’s Office after him. It will be the “Allen Bridges Training Center”.
His wife Kathy Bridges was in attendance during the Commissioners Court meeting alongside current Hays County Sheriff Gary Cutler. Court member expressed their respect of Sheriff Bridges during the item discussion.
The item read, “Sheriff Bridges worked in many areas but he excelled in the area of Crime Prevention/Community Services and Public Information. He was appointed Sheriff in 2005, won a special election after his appointment, and then won his re-election to the office. He passed suddenly, on December 6, 2008, while still in office.”