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John Joseph Johnny Klevenhagen, Jr
Birth: 1941
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: May 13, 1999
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Johnny Klevenhagen, was named for his legendary Texas Ranger father. He joined the Harris County Sheriff's Department in 1961 at the age of twenty-one. He rose steadily through the ranks until 1973, when Sheriff Jack Heard named him Major of the Patrol Bureau. Later, he commanded the Detective Bureau, as well as the Detention Bureau, before retiring in 1981 to enter private business. In 1984, Klevenhagen decided to run against Jack Heard in the Sheriff's race. He beat his old boss in a Democratic party runoff and took office in 1985. Sheriff Klevenhagen served during perhaps the most difficult, yet challenging, period of the Department's history. He had to cope with skyrocketing numbers of inmates, battle with Commissioners Court for funding and manpower, and fight a lawsuit alleging unconstitutional jail conditions. 
 
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  John Joseph Klevenhagen (1912 - 1958)
 
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Forest Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Clay Homister
Record added: Oct 02, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6816164
John Joseph <i>Johnny</i> Klevenhagen, Jr
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John Joseph <i>Johnny</i> Klevenhagen, Jr
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John Joseph <i>Johnny</i> Klevenhagen, Jr
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