Former East Texas sheriff dies at 74

HENDERSON, Texas (KETK) - A former East Texas sheriff was laid to rest Wednesday morning.

Funeral services were held for Michael J. Strong at 10 a.m. at Strong Cemetery. He was a former Rusk County Sheriff.

Strong was sheriff doing the notorious 1983 KFC murders case

The Henderson native also served as a special Texas ranger for the Texas Southwestern Cattle Raiser Association and gave back to his nation as a member of the US Army. 

Former Sheriff Strong passed away on December 4 at his home. He was 74. 

Strong lived his entire life in Rusk County. 



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