C.L. "Ray" Aaron
1985, to December 3, 1986
Before being elected Wise County sheriff, C.L. "Ray" Aaron owned and
operated a dairy in Boyd along with the Warehouse Grocery Store that he also owned.
Ray worked with Wise County Sheriff Rook Ramsey, first as Deputy in 1983 then
Chief Deputy in 1984. At this time, he attended North Central Texas Council of Governments in
Arlington receiving law enforcement training. He has a total of 562 hours of law
enforcement training with a vast amount of special certifications in the investigation
field. He took office in January 1,1986.
During his time in office, he created the crime watch program that is currently
in operation in Wise County. Among other accomplishments was the area of contract law
enforcement, which provided each city with contracted deputies. Aaron took part
in the designing and planning processes for the jail that now exist. It was because of his
devotion to law and minimizing criminal activity that the past jail became overcrowded
with criminals, causing a need for new containment. Aaron also took the living quarters of
the sheriff's department and converted them into much needed office space.
A major investigative case that he worked on was the Thomas J. "Shane"
Shanks case involving drug labs in Wise County. The case was just one of the many that he
and deputies worked on to eliminate the large amount of drug activity occurring then.
It was during Aarons administration that two bodies were discovered that
would be later linked to the Ricky Lee Green serial killings.
C.L. "Ray" Aaron currently owns Ray Aaron Insurance agency in Decatur.