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Press Release: Information written and provided by Deputy Danie Huffman, Public Information Officer, Parker County Sheriff’s Office

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Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier announced the promotion of Deputy Matthew Fox to investigator with the Criminal Investigations Division. 

Inv. Fox was born in Louisiana. His family moved to North Texas where he was raised. He is proud to be a second-generation law enforcement officer.  

Fox attended the police academy at Dallas Police Academy. Once he earned his peace officer certification, he joined the patrol ranks in the Dallas Police Department, serving for three years. He also worked as a patrol deputy for the Iron County Sheriff’s Office and as a federal law enforcement officer for the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations for two years.

Fox attended the Federal Academy Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia in 2017, earning his certifications in Land Management Police Training and the drug enforcement training program. Fox earned his bachelor’s degree in Government Security Management from American Military University Charleston, West Virginia 2018.  

Fox is a proud U.S. Army veteran, where he served as a sniper second leader from 2006 until 2012. He continued his military service after an honorable discharge by joining the Army National Guard as a forward observer until 2018. 

Inv. Fox returned to Texas to raise his family, joining the Parker County Sheriff’s Office in Nov. 2020.  

Inv. Fox is a family man who cares deeply for his family and community. He has been married to his wife, Meagan for 15 years. Together, they have two young boys.

He has a heart for volunteering with the Toys for Tots program, serving children during Christmas. Fox also enjoys riding motorcycles with his wife and spending time with his family at gatherings in his spare time.  

“I enjoy serving my community and making it a better place for my family and those around me through my service and volunteer efforts,” Inv. Fox said.  

Fox’s new position with the Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division will involve investigating assigned cases ranging from animal cruelty and murders to burglaries and thefts, focusing on identity thefts and fraud cases. 

“I am looking forward to my new position in hopes of contributing to Parker County through my service by protecting our rights and investigating fraud and thefts,” he said. 

Sheriff Authier said Inv. Fox’s training and law enforcement background will aid our agency and Criminal Investigations Division. 

“Matthew has been an asset to the sheriff’s office in patrol,” Sheriff Authier said. “He has a passion for investigations, and we are confident in his abilities as our newest criminal investigator.” 

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