County revises closure Thursday for Sheriff’s funeral


MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) Midland County officials have revised the planned closure on Thursday.

Officials now say county officials will be closed all day to allow employees to attend the funeral of beloved Sheriff Gary Painter.

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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