Erath County Judge Tab Thompson issued a statement Tuesday morning following Sheriff Tommy Bryant’s death. 

“First and foremost we want to convey our condolences to the Bryant family. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with them in this tragic situation,” Thompson said. “We will be going into closed session at 9:15 a.m this morning to research the process we need to follow and discuss the possible appointment of an interim sheriff so that we have continuity in law enforcement in Erath County.”

The E-T will be at the Erath County Courthouse to hear from Judge Thompson after that session closes and we will alert  our readers as soon as we know more.