Starting March 1, the City of Tenaha will have a new city marshal as Tom Reader has announced his retirement from the position. Taking over the reins will be Deputy City Marshal Jimmy Wagstaff.
Reader has served Tenaha City Marshal for over 16 years—on two separate occasions, returning to the helm three years ago. Reader said he’s leaving to pursue a position with the Badders’ Law Firm based in Nacogdoches.
Wagstaff is a Shelby County native, and has been in law enforcement 14 year. He has an Advanced Peace Officer Proficiency Certification, is a certified firearms instructor, and is a general instructor on any course that the state of Texas offers. He added he hopes to continue to get along well with the Tenaha City Council, mayor and citizen’s of Tenaha as the City Marshal's Office continues to be proactive.