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Criminal Defense

Lawyers

Associations. The World War

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Geddie was a longtime Smith

II County private investigator,

and Tyler native police offrcer and constable. Alan Jackson. who is served as the elected Smith County district attorney in the Millslagle's supervisor, said 1950s and spent the rest of his the community is best served career as a defense attorney in when law enforcement ofhthe area. He argued and won cers vigorously but ethically two cases before the U.S. enforce the law.

Tller defense attorneys veteran

and a FBI special agent

"This award from

Supreme Court.

the

The Dale Geddie Award is defense bar confirms that given in memory of Constable agent Millslagle has made a Dale Geddie, who was killed career of doing just that," Alan

in the line of dutv in

Millslagle

received

the Dale

Geddie

award. The award is given to a

law enforcement officer who exhibits honor, integrity and professionalism, according to

the Smith County

Defense

Lawyer's Association. "I'm honored I remember Weldon when he -was one of the founding members of the Smith County Defense Lawyer's Association; he was a gentleman who would always fight for his client," Huggler said. '"Ib be compared to him is a tremendous honor," he said.

Huggler, who has been board

certified in criminal law since 2005, graduated from Texas A&M University and received his law degree from SouthTexas College of Law in Houston. He is finishing his term as president of the Smith County Defense

Iawyer's Association and is a past president of the Smith Countv B ar Association. Jac-kson. whose father Alan

Jackson is the chief prosecutor for the U.S. Anorney's Offrce

with the Eastern District of

Texas, said he has memories of Holcomb. "Mr. Holcomb was a hero of

it's an mine growing up - with honor to be associated him," Jackson said.

Jackson graduated from the

University of Dallas and received his law degree from Texas Tech University. Jackson was named a 2010 Rising Star Super Lawyer, an award given to the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Texas under 40. The Weldon Holcomb Award was established in honor of a Tller attorney of that name, who was a founding member of both

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2006.

Jackson said.

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