At 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2013, newly elected San Saba County Sheriff Steve Boyd and his Chief Deputy Rickye Feist were sworn into office by Justice of the Peace Les Dawson. Sheriff Boyd stated: "I actually started working before the 1st. The first partial week was spent acclimating myself to the San Saba County policies and procedures. We have hired two new deputies, Matt Boswell and Mitchell Jacobson, to replace those that have moved on to different jobs. Bill Price has stayed on and will continue to work as a San Saba County deputy. For the most part, the Jail Staff will remain the same. Effective January 1st, the Tax Assessor's Office will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. barring any emergency situation. Both Brandy and Lisa Lebow will remain in place and continue to do an excellent job in the tax office."
Sheriff Steve Boyd is a native of Garland, Texas and graduated from South Garland High School in 1980. He graduated from East Texas State University in Commerce in 1984, and worked in the private sector including real estate syndication from graduation until joining the Texas DPS in1988. He worked as a DPS Patrolman from 1988 until promoted to Texas Ranger in 1997 serving Titus County at Mt. Pleasant. He retired as the Ranger for San Saba/Llano Counties in 2011 to run for office. In 1992, he became only the 9th person in Texas DPS history to receive the DPS Medal of Honor.
Upon Sheriff Boyd's retirement, he received many congratulatory letters from officials and private citizens that his work and life had touched during his illustrious career. Well-known retired Texas Ranger Ronny Griffith of Longview wrote, "When I needed assistance, Steve was the first person I called!" From Lauren Parish, 115th Judicial Judge from Gilmer, "Steve has always exhibited professionalism and an impeccable work ethic!" Ricky Alexander, a victims father of Fort Worth, stated: "I really appreciated your efforts in the Boot Camp investigation, and the support of the Special Prosecutors. You are a credit to your profession, we need more men like you! Les Dawson, current San Saba County Justice of the Peace, and retired DPS officer that worked with Sheriff Boyd had this to say, "San Saba County has a sheriff whose integrity is above reproach. He is fair and honest, and the citizens of the county should be thrilled because he is our Sheriff!"
Sheriff Boyd is married to San Saba native Glenna Lewis Boyd, and they have two sons, Brandon and Chase. Sheriff Boyd is excited to be serving San Saba County and plans to exhibit the same professional courtesy and fairness he has done in the past.