The Healthy Homes Division is still collecting backpacks and school supplies for families in the community through August 4th. Donations can be dropped off at the Harker Heights Police Department located at 402 Indian Trail Drive. Please contact Healthy Homes at 254-953-5429 with any questions.
The Hawaii chapter successfully aided the first drop of type 1 diabetic supplies to Lāhainā. The health center and response teams had nothing left for type 1 diabetic and insulin dependent ailments. We are returning next week to drop off more insulin, and the bulk of supplies we’re receiving over the next few days.
Congratulations to Sergeant Jorge Ramos for receiving Supervisor of the Year for HISD Police.
Sergeant Jorge A. Ramos began his law enforcement career in 2014 where after completing the police academy with HCC Northeast campus, he was hired on with Harris County Constables Office Precinct 5. While there, Sergeant Ramos was assigned to the Toll Road Traffic Enforcement division where he worked night shift.
Sergeant Ramos made the transition to HISD team in 2015 where his first assignment was Key Middle School and worked there for 2.5 years. While there, Sergeant Ramos built many relationships with school administration as well as students in need with low-income backgrounds. Sergeant Ramos made the transition to Dayshift Patrol and became part of the Emergency Response Team where he attended SWAT School as well as other tactical courses. During his tenure on dayshift patrol, Sergeant Ramos became a Field Training Officer (FTO), obtained his certifications in ALERT I, ALERT II, SBLE (Active Shooter train the trainer), CPR and Safety Range Officer (SRO).
Sergeant Ramos currently holds his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish and has his Advanced Peace officer certification.
The Honor Ride featured famed Texas Ranger Captains Frank Hamer, and Maney Gault. COG detailed highlights of their lives and career, including Frank’s son, Billy Hamer, who was killed in action on Iwo Jima during World War II. He shared scripture and we all toasted to these fallen heroes.
For history buffs, Frank Hamer was documented to have been involved with 50 shootings, 17 of which he received injuries, and of those, four were life threatening. Maney Gault was his best friend who he recruited into the Texas Rangers. These two were credited for tracking down and killing Bonnie and Clyde.
The Thin Blue Line LEMC Berks County held the 2nd Annual Friends of Reading Police Department Retired K-9 Benefit Ride. The ride began at Reading Area Community College and ended at Reading County Booster Club. Food, K9 demos, music and vendors helped to make the benefit exciting for the general public.