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John Loughran is a 3rd generation Law Enforcement Officer and a 40-year resident of Travis County. He is a highly decorated, 25-year former Sergeant of TCSO and is the proud father to 2 intelligent, independent, and compassionate teenage daughters. John has a passion for public service and being a role model within his community, having volunteered for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Austin, YMCA youth athletics, Gateway Church, etc. 

John began his career at TCSO in 1992. He established himself as a dedicated and honorable lawman, compiling a very diverse career and establishing himself as a well-respected leader. John regularly went "Above-and-Beyond" the call-of-duty; in addition to his regular assignments, John was a voluntary 16-year member of the TCSO Dive Team, assisting in the recovery of 75-100 drowning victims, including that of his own assigned deputy, Sr. Deputy Jessica Hollis on 9-19-14. 

John left TCSO in 2017, following a passion for "seeing results" by beginning a successful landscaping company, giving him a fresh perspective on law enforcement and community concerns. As a landscaper, John regularly does pro-bono projects for Military Veteran's, elderly, and those in need. 


  • Patrol Sergeant

  • Corrections Officer

  • SWAT Team 

  • Detective

  • Community Services/D.A.R.E. Officer

  • Dive Team (Team Leader)

  • Training Academy Instructor

  • Mobile Field Force

  • TCSLE Association Board Member


  • Pro-bono work for Veteran's 

  • Pro-bono landscaping for church

  • Big Brother’s/Big Sister’s of Austin Volunteer 

  • Youth Coach (Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball)

  • Youth Small Group Leader – Gateway Church

  • Youth Production Host – Gateway Church

  • Haiti Mission Trip Youth Leader


  • 4,000+ LE Training Hours

  • Master Peace Officer’s License

  • TCOLE Instructor's License

  • Group and Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support Certified

  • Critical Incident Stress Management Certified


  • TCSLEA Supervisor of the Year

  • Deputy of the Year (x2)

  • Optimist International’s “Respect for Law” Officer of the Year Award

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Austin Volunteer Service Award

  • Training Academy Class Valedictorian

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