Dominy retires from law enforcement

by Staff reports

Longtime law enforcement agent Earl Dominy of Rusk will retire Jan. 31, 2021, after 28 years of service.

"He's served the citizens of Rusk and Cherokee County for nearly 30 years – that's a bit of time to serve and protect the community," said Rusk Police Chief Stephen Hughes.

During the past three decades, Dominy has worked for both the Rusk department and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, where he launched his law enforcement career after working as a lineman at Cherokee County Electric Co-op.

He received his peace officer commission in November 1992, shortly before being hired as a reserve county officer. Dominy additionally served as a county jailer and patrol deputy; he also did a stint as the Cherokee County License & Weight officer before hiring on with Rusk Police Department in 2006.

Dominy is a certified Master Peace Officer and fire arms instructor, and has attended multiple firearm training schools, said Hughes.

He also is an avid fisherman who participates in tournaments, the chief added.

“We wish you the best in your new journey, and we hope the fish are always biting in your favor,” Hughes said.

A retirement celebration for Dominy will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the Rusk Public Library, 207 E. 6th St.