With all precincts reporting, Tracy Murphree has taken the Denton County sheriff seat with 56.79 percent of the votes, while incumbent Denton County Sheriff William B. Travis garnered 43.21 percent of the votes.
Posted at 7:39 p.m., March 1
Tracy Murphree is leading with 56.24 percent of the votes, or 21,919 votes while the incumbent Denton County Sheriff William B. Travis has garnered 43.76 percent of the votes, or 17,057 of the votes, according to early voting results.
Born in Yoakum County, Texas, Murphree moved to Denton County as a Texas Ranger in 1998. He worked as a Criminal Investigation Division, or CID, captain at the Denton County sheriff's office until January 2015 and now works at Paladin, a company that develops equipment and technology to be used by police officers and firefighters.
A descendent of the namesake who led the Legion of Cavalry at the Alamo in 1835, incumbent Denton County Sheriff William B. Travis was elected in 2012 to his current position and has since focused on implementing decisions that would reduce crime in general and crimes related to drugs in particular.
All election results are unofficial until canvassed.