The Williamson County Sheriff's Posse was formed in 1943 to help out the Williamson County Sheriff's Department. Originally named the Williamson County Fair and Rodeo Association, however, in 1943 under the direction of the County Sheriff Robert Davis the name was changed to the Williamson County Sheriff's Posse. Sheriff Davis would deputize the members and call upon them to help out law enforcement in the time of need.
As the years moved on and the WCSP was not needed as much to support the Williamson County Sheriff's Department the direction of the Posse changed. The Sheriff's Posse facilitated things such as Western Week which included BBQ Cook-offs, Cowboy breakfast and the parade all leading up to the grand finale of the rodeo.
Early in the 1950s, after the original arena collapsed during a flood, the members raised $20,000 and borrowed another $20,000 from Mr. Buck Steiner to rebuild the arena. The arena as it is today is almost exactly the way it was rebuilt with minor changes and updates.
There is great history in the WCSP. During WWII, the WCSP members helped out the Williamson County Sheriff's office as many of the men were off at war. The WCSP has helped out more recent in the Jarrell tornados, search and rescue efforts for missing Rachel Cooke and the Bastrop, TX animal relief during the fires.
As of today, the WCSP is still involved in the community of Williamson County and the surrounding areas. Each year they host the Georgetown WCSP Rodeo in June, have open riding events at the arena, rent the arena out for events such as playdays and barrel races, raise money yearly to support local charities, has an active Drill Team and is always looking for ways to keep the Western Heritage alive in Williamson County and surrounding areas.
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