Gutierrez, David Garcia 1998-06-26

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David Gutierrez, Lubbock County Sheriff, discusses his life in San Marcos and Lubbock. He also talks about his career with the County Sheriff’s Department prior to his election as Sheriff.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: David Garcia Gutierrez

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: June 26, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: David Garcia Gutierrez, Born: March 17 1953, Parents, Father, born October 29 1933, Mother, born April 10 1934, Beeville, Texas, Father (again), Farm worker, Mother (again), Came from a large family, Oldest of three children, Family moved to Lubbock (1970), Father (again), Preacher, San Marcos Texas, Location, Opinion, Education, Growth, David Gutierrez (again), Father (again), Growing up as a preacher’s child, Active in the church, Lubbock Texas, Differences from San Marcos, David Gutierrez (again), Attended Texas Tech University (1971-73), Began working full time as a Lubbock law enforcement officer, Influences, San Marcos law enforcement officers, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department, Staff, Changes due to lawsuits, Department funding, David Gutierrez (again), The second Hispanic in the department when he began, Duties, Sheriff D. L. "Sonny" Keesee, Impact of his death on the department, Finances, Changes to be made, Inmate housing, Parole, David Gutierrez (again), Community service, United Way, Campaign Capital Chairman (1994-1995), Raised $3.7 million each year (1994-95), Thoughts on the Hispanic community and culture, Involvement, Mentoring programs, Spiritual life.

Tape 1, Side 2: David Gutierrez (continued), Spiritual life (continued), Children: son and daughter, Importance of a college education, [ends after five minutes].

Range Dates: 1953-1998

Bulk Dates: 1970s-1998

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