County closing offices for Sheriff Painter’s funeral


MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Officials with Midland County have announced they will close offices Thursday to allow employees to attend Sheriff Gary Painter’s funeral. 

Offices will close at 12 p.m. Thursday afternoon and will re-open at 8 a.m. Friday morning. 

Sheriff Painter died early Sunday morning after being found unresponsive at his Midland home. 

Since his death, friends, family, colleagues and residents have been sending well wishes and prayers to the Painter Family and the MCSO

Sheriff Painter was also honored on Memorial Day for his service to the country. 

The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena. 

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