Shriners Children's Texas ·
Special thank you to the Gypsy Motorcycle Club of League City!
With their Christmas in July fundraiser, they were able to raise $5,000 for Shriners Children’s Texas.
The club has been a generous supporter of the hospital for years, and we are truly grateful for their support.
CASA of Galveston County
In her own words, CASA's veteran advocate spotlight for September, Sharon:
"I have been a volunteer with CASA of Galveston County since March 2021.
I previously worked as a CASA in Northwest Ohio from 2013 – 2017.
My husband and I relocated to Northeast Kentucky in March 2022, and I have completed local training there to be sworn in as soon as my current Texas case closes.
So you can tell that the CASA mission really resonates with me.
I love that CASA is focused on children and lets you develop meaningful relationships with them to advocate in their best interests.
I encourage new CASA volunteers not to be overwhelmed or to overthink things.
Just put yourself in the child’s shoes and ask them for input as you try to figure out how to ensure their case has a happy and safe outcome and sets them up for lifelong success."
Ready to set up a child for success?
Become a CASA.
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The mission of CASA of Galveston County is to provide trained community volunteers, appointed by the court, who advocate for the best interest of children in the foster care system who have experienced abuse and neglect in an effort to secure safety and permanency through family reunification while increasing child abuse awareness.
To provide a CASA for every child who needs one.
CASA of Galveston County is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 in Seattle. Judge David Soukoup decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. He asked community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASAs) were able to provide the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure placement in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Since 1977, the CASA program has spread across the nation.
There are more than 950 CASA programs nationwide and 72 CASA programs in the state of Texas. CASA has served abused and neglected children in Texas for 25 years, providing trained community volunteers for children assigned to the program through the court. CASA of Galveston County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. We are a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations.
Mike Cavazos with the Nassau Bay Police Department received a special recognition for bravery from Police Chief Tim Cromie.
City of Nassau Bay, Texas
During the September 12 City Council meeting, Corporal Mike Cavazos with the Nassau Bay Police Department received a special recognition for bravery from Police Chief Tim Cromie.
On July 16, Cpl. Cavazos was dispatched to a local hotel in reference to a male in the lobby who appeared to be intoxicated and in possession of a firearm, and was threatening to harm himself.
Cpl. Cavazos was initially advised the subject was in his room, but later learned the subject had returned to the lobby.
Cpl. Cavazos made a tactical approach utilizing a secondary door to the lobby and observing the male through a small window in the door prior to entering the lobby.
The male had a handgun sitting on a table next to him and was watching the main front door to the hotel. Cpl. Cavazos was able to quickly approach the subject from behind and disarm him as he reached for the handgun.
The male was transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Due to Cpl. Cavazos’ quick action on that day, by displaying officer awareness and bravery, he was able to prevent the male from harming himself or others.
Pearland Police Department
SEPTEMBER 12, 2022, NATIONAL POLICE WOMAN'S DAY:
Roughly 10% of the police force in America is made up of women.
Today we celebrate women in law enforcement who serve their communities each day, particularly the 13 women officers of the Pearland Police Department.
National Police Woman's Day celebrates the progress that women have made for better representation in this field and serves as encouragement for more women to pursue the law enforcement career path to become Police officers.
The Pearland Police Department has an entry-level written and physical exam scheduled for November 5, 2022.
We encourage all eligible applicants and on this day, today, encourage more women applicants, to review the prerequisites and determine if law enforcement is the career path for them.
Kemah Police Department
**Patriot Award Recipient **
The League City Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a Patriots Awards luncheon to honor commendable First Responders of League City and Galveston County.
The Kemah Police Department was honored to learn that, after being nominated, our very own Officer Brown was selected to be 1 of 7 recipients of the Patriot Award.
Officer Brown received this award due to an incident that occurred on May 9.
On this date, Officer Brown assisted a Clear Lake Shores Officer with a domestic disturbance call.
After arriving at the location, an individual inside the residence began shooting multiple rounds toward both officers.
Thankfully, Officer Brown was able to see the shooter's actions begin to quickly unfold, and Officer Brown, without hesitation, pulled his partner and himself away from the line of fire and off from the second story of the residence.
Officer Brown then provided protection for his partner who had sustained a medical injury due to the fall from the second story.
The Kemah Police Department is extremely proud of Officer Brown for the outstanding diligence in his profession he demonstrates every day.
When asked how it feel to receive this award, the modest Officer Brown stated,
“Thank You, but I am just doing my job.”
Help us congratulate Officer Brown for a job Well Done!!!
I Was a Police Officer
Today, I will not answer the radio call that your boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again.
Today I will not answer the radio call that your 16-year-old
daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school.
Today I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized.
Today I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone.
Today I will not catch a rapist or a murderer or a car thief.
Today I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident.
Today I will not save your child that you locked in a car or the child you were too busy to watch who went outside and fell into the swimming pool, but that I revived.
No, today I will not do that.
Because Today I was killed by a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway.
Today I was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they had a taillight out.
Today I was killed in a traffic accident rushing to help a citizen.
Today I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a known drug dealer.
Today I was killed by a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was to busy.
Today I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery.
Today I was killed doing my job.
A chaplain and an officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or a child that their son or daughter or husband or wife or father or mother won’t be coming home today.
The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast today but most people won’t know why.
There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps will be played as I am laid to rest.
My name will be put on a plaque, on a wall, in a building, in a city somewhere.
A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will mourn.
There will be no cries for justice.
There will be no riots in the streets.
There will be no officers marching, screaming “no justice, no peace.”
No citizens will scream that something must be done.
No windows will be smashed, no cars burned, no stones thrown, no names called.
Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.
I was a police officer.
Manvel Police Department
Today we want to highlight Officer Chesson for the commitment he has to his work and the dedication he showed to our Manvel community yesterday when he delivered flowers to a couple in Meridiana.
The couple, who recently moved to Manvel, have been unable to share the celebration of their move with their son Brian Martin.
Despite this, Brian didn't want to miss the opportunity to congratulate his parents on their successful move. Unfortunately, with the Meridiana subdivision being so new to Manvel, many local florists weren't confident in their ability to deliver to the residence.
Feeling he had exhausted all other avenues, Brian reached out to the Manvel Police Department to request the delivery.
Officer Chesson of Manvel PD was more than happy to oblige the request, going so far as to purchase a fresh bouquet himself before delivering it to the family.
We are so proud of the kindness and generosity demonstrated by Officer Chesson.
He exemplifies the level of service Manvel PD endeavors to inspire in all of its officers-- going above and beyond the call of duty for our community and its neighbors!
Thank you, Officer Chesson!
League City Police Department
REGISTER YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD FOR A NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
National Night Out is an annual nationwide initiative that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer.
Neighbors who know each other are more likely to watch out for each other and report suspicious activities.
Registration is open now through September 23.
Only ONE event can be registered per neighborhood.
This year, League City's National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, October 4 from 6 to 9 pm.
For more information and to register your neighborhood
League City Police Department
OFFICERS RECOGNIZED FOR ACTS OF HEROISM
On June 6, 2022, officers responded to 308 East Walker to the Walker Manor Apartments in reference to the sound of gunfire.
Upon arrival on the scene, Officer Drew Duarte, Officer Dominic Takach, and Officer Jaycob Rivera began checking the interior perimeter of the apartment complex.
Sergeant Marcus Storey and Lieutenant Daniel Mercurio observed a male laying in the courtyard when a shot was fired from an apartment.
Without hesitation, Sergeant Storey and Lieutenant Mercurio began dragging the victim to safety while another shot was discharged in the apartment complex.
Officers Duarte, Takach, and Rivera positioned themselves in different locations surrounding the courtyard to provide cover for Lieutenant Mercurio and Sergeant Storey as they continued to move the victim to a safe area.
On this day, these officers clearly distinguished themselves with the display of heroic courage that was above and beyond the call of duty!
They risked their own lives to save the gunshot victim.
If not for the actions of this team of officers, there may have been many more people injured on that day.
They brought honor upon themselves in their commitment to serving the citizens of League City and in sustaining the values and mission of the League City Police Department.
Officer Drew Duarte, Officer Dominic Takach, and Officer Jaycob Rivera were awarded the Chief’s Coin of Excellence.
Sergeant Storey and Lieutenant Mercurio received the Meritorious Service Award.
Wednesday August 31st we are coming together to welcome home Spc. Eric R. Fairburn w/ a parade to show our appreciation for his ongoing commitment to serving his country.
here's what Eric's Mom, Amber... wanted to share about him :
My son is Spc. Eric R. Fairburn is 25 yrs old. He enlisted in the Army in KY. He was stationed at fort hood, and I moved here to be closer to him.
He attended boot camp at fort Benning Georgia and has been deployed to Poland and Germany.
He was injured during non combat and had to have all the ligaments replaced in his knee.
He will be attending Trade school on the gi bill at Tulsa welding School and then tentatively going into aeronautics.
He is also re-enlisting into the National guard this time to continue serving his country.
His hobbies are electric guitar and rebuilding vehicles we have two mgs in a million pieces in our garage/driveway
All vehicles are encouraged to participate!
We will meet up at the La Marque Dollar General @ 11:30am.
At noon, we will head north on Highway 3, take a left on Hathaway that turns into Long Ridge, then turn around in the cul-de-sac.
Then we will go back to highway 3 North, to 1st Street, and take a left and end at
Benitos Restaurant 1309 1st St, La Marque, TX 77568