Sheriff Winston Hoyt Was The Sheriff Of Travis County. And The Only Officer Left In Travis County. Due To The Fact That They All Got Killed By The Hewitt Family. In 1969 Charlie Hewitt, armed with a shotgun, shoots and kills Sheriff Winston Hoyt at point-blank range during the Sheriff's attempt to apprehend Thomas Hewitt for murdering his boss at the meat factory. Charlie then takes on the identity of the murdered sheriff.