Commentary

10-year-old Triad still serving Milam seniors

Over 10 years ago, Sheriff Charlie West and the Milam County Retired Teachers Association worked with Nancy Gresham to establish the 112th Texas TRIAD unit.

Nancy worked for the Attorney General’s Office and John Cornyn was the Texas Attorney General, then.

The official document Milam County Triad Agreement, signed April 4, 2002, shows the following signatures:

John Cornyn, Attorney General of Texas; James T. Hubert, Jr., Milam County Retired Teacher Association; Charlie West, Milam County Sheriff; Thomas Harris, Rockdale Chief of Police.

A lso, Cecil Hamm, Thorndale Chief of Police; and Leonard Doskocil, Cameron, Chief of Police.

The official signing ceremony took place in the Milano Civic Center.

What does Triad mean?

Triad simply means a group of three. In the case of Milam County, Triad is not an acronym.

The Triad concept came from members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the National Association of Sheriffs, (NAS) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

These three associations, TRIAD, met in 1988.

Milam County Triad is governed by its SALT counsel.

SALT is an acronym that stands for Seniors And Lawmen Together.

The SALT counsel members are appointed by eight entities which appoint ten representatives. The eight entities are: Milam County Retired Teachers Association, the Milam County Sheriff’s Department, the Cameron, Rockdale, Thorndale, and Buckholts Chiefs of Police, the Milam County EMS, and the Milam County Fire Chiefs Association.

Presently the volunteers serving on the SALT Counsel are:

James T. Hubert, Jr. chairman; L.C. Richards, vice chairman; Travis Yoakum, secretary,

Earl Whitmore, treasurer; Susan Larson, historian; Carolyn Hafley, member; Laurene Shumaker, member; Shirley Becker, member.

Cameron and Buckholts are seeking seniors willing to serve on the SALT Counsel. Contact Chief Randy Dixon or the City of Buckholts, if you are interested in serving.

MCT membership includes all Milam County residents 55 years of age or older.

This membership is automatic. You do not have to apply for membership and there are no dues or fees to pay, ever.

Free means free, here. Help us spread the word. Some Milam County residents have not heard about Milam County TRIAD. Tell them.

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