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According to Doyal T. Loyd, in A History of Upshur County (Texas), “Upshur County was organized by an act of the Texas Legislature on July 13, 1846 , the legislature deemed that the county should be named Upshur and requested that the county seat be named Gilmer.  Abel Parker Upshur was born in Virginia in 1791.  President John Tyler appointed him Secretary of the Navy in 1841 and in 1843 he succeeded Daniel Webster as Secretary of State. Thomas W.Gilmer was born in Virginia in 1802.  In 1844 President John Tyler appointed him Secretary of the Navy. Both Abel Parker Upshur and Thomas W. Gilmer were killed on the Navy war cruiser “Princeton” on February 28, 1844.


According to the Gilmer Police Department, their mission is “to positively impact the quality of life throughout the community. To achieve these ends, the Department is committed to forming practical partnerships with the citizenry, which includes a mutual goal setting process at resolving problems, reducing fear, preserving the peace and enforcing the law, thereby providing a safer environment for all citizens.”

William Butler was a police officer for the Gilmer Police Department (Texas).  In addition to his law enforcement career, William Butler is a former member of the United States Army.  During his more than seven years as a soldier he attained the rank of sergeant (E5) and his duty stations included: Fort Sam Houston (Texas); White Sands Missile Range (New Mexico); and, two overseas tours.  One of his military assignments overseas was as a patrol officer assigned to the Allied Checkpoints Bravo and Charlie in Berlin, Germany. 


William Butler is the author of I Remember Tomorrow.  According to the book description, “In an attempt to rebuild her life, Jeanette relocates to a quiet little town, after spending ten years in the military and suffering a failed marriage. But Jeanette is a precognitive; able to see the future. It scares her and causes her to question her sanity. Matters are complicated further when she meets the man of her dreams and what follows is a series of events that threaten to push her over the edge. Now she must deal with new challenges in her career, struggle with ever increasing psychic abilities, and come to grips with her feelings for a man she wants to love but fears she cannot.”

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