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  • Sheriff Abraham Vega Memorial Scholarship

    The Texas Chief Deputies Assoiation is sorry to announce that due to golf course conditions, the 1st Annual Abraham Vega Memorial Golf Tournament has been cancelled.


    Sheriff Abraham Vega The Texas Chief Deputies Association is pleased to announce the establishment of a scholarship in memory of Lynn County Sheriff Abraham Vega. Sheriff Vega was a long-time member of the Texas Chief Deputies Association, serving on many committees before being elected to the Board of Directors. He served as President of TCDA in 2016-2017.

    Sheriff Vega entered law enforcement at the age of 19 as a part-time dispatcher, and worked in every position in the sheriff's office: dispatcher, jailer, deputy, and chief deputy before being elected sheriff in 2016. He was re-elected in the 2020 primary; however, he succumbed to COVID19 before assuming his second term of office.

    This $2000 scholarship will be awarded to one serving Texas Chief Deputy, who desires to further their education


    Apply Online
    Download Application Form

    In addition to the application, the following are required.

    • An essay explaining why you should be the recipient of the Sheriff Abraham Vega Memorial Scholarship. Include any achievements, hardships, or other reasons you should be considered.
    • A record of your TCOLE Credits
    • A recommendation from your sheriff or other law enforcement colleague to reinforce your merits. (optional but recommended)

    June 1, 2021

    Paper Applications and/or inquiries should be mailed to:
    Rachel Vega, Executive Director
    PO Box 452
    Tahoka, TX 79373
    (512) 348-1739
    Email Rachel Vega