Former sheriff remembered as bold, kind


Edwin Tomlinson, who recorded Hood County’s longest stint as sheriff with almost three terms, 1981-1992, died Saturday in Granbury at age 84.

Tomlinson was a lifelong resident of Hood County, with the exception of four years with the Navy during the Korean War.

Ronnie Tomlinson, whose dad, Murlin, was Edwin’s brother, said his uncle died peacefully at The Arbor House, where he had been living with his wife, Reba.


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