Sheriff Richard Gillette was born and raised in Sweetwater, Texas. After he graduated from high school he moved to Midland, Texas where he went to school at Midland College and UTPB earning a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology. After graduating he went to work for the Midland County Sheriff’s Office in 1984, staying 22 years. In 2006, Gillette joined the District Attorney’s office as a felony investigator. Gillette rejoined the Sheriff’s office this year after the passing of our beloved Sheriff, Gary Painter. He plans to retire in 2020 with over 35 years of service to the citizens of Midland County.
“There is a true honor, the honor of duty done.” R.E. Lee, Major General.