Chief Deputy Gus Reyna, Jr


Gus Reyna, Jr., was born in Brownsville, Texas. He and his wife Martha, who has been in the banking business for about twenty (20) years, make their home in Brownsville . They are the proud parents of two (2) boys; Gus III age 16 and Gerardo, age 11.

Law Enforcement/Education: Gus graduated from James Pace High School ; attended Texas Southmost College and is currently enrolled at the University of Texas at Brownsville . Currently serving as Chief Deputy for Sheriff Omar Lucio, Gus started his law enforcement career in October of 1983 as Deputy Sheriff in the Patrol Division. He was later assigned Investigator under the Criminal Investigations department, a position he served until August of 1990. From August 1990 through May 1994 he served as Lieutenant with the Civil Process Division.

From May 1994 through April 1997, he advanced his professional abilities and continued his career by being assigned as Major/Jail Administrator of the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office. This position included the day-to-day supervision of 163 employees and a $5 million dollar jail budget. Being qualified and experienced, Gus was promoted to Chief Deputy of the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office in February 1999. His responsibilities included the duties of being the Public Relations Officer and Media Spokesman and also administering the day-to-day operation of 261 employees and an annual budget of $8.5 million dollars plus the planning and development of the new $20 million dollar Carrizales-Rucker detention facility and law enforcement administration building which is located at 7300 Old Alice Road in Olmito, Texas. In January 2000, Gus became the Director of the Cameron County Park Rangers; a position he held until December 2004.