Promotions announced


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Promotions announced

Waxahachie, Texas – Feb. 6, 2017

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce several promotions:

• Jeremy Osteen was promoted and will serve as Lieutenant over the Patrol Division.

• Tim Bulot was promoted to Patrol Sergeant.

• Manual Valdez was promoted to Patrol Corporal.

Photo: from left, Bulot, Osteen and Valdez


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ECSO Explorers take second place overall honors at state competition


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ECSO Explorers take second place overall honors at state competition

Waxahachie, Texas – Aug. 12, 2016

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Post 106 took second place overall honors out of 76 teams entered at the 27th annual TLEEAA State Competition, which took place July 28-31 at the University of Texas at Arlington. This is the fourth year in a row that Post 106 has placed in the top three overall standings out of all posts and teams competing.

The Sheriff’s Explorers took two, four-member teams to the competition, which included team scenarios to work through and individual skills tests, including bike riding, vehicle cone course and physical agility. Post 106’s Explorers who were not competing participated in the competition by serving as scenario actors. Each team that entered participated in eight scenarios drawn from amongst 16 scenarios offered in the schedule.

“These Explorers have been practicing and looking forward for this event,” ECSO Explorer Advisor Arnold Aguilar said. “I could not ask for a better group of young men and women. I have always told them that they are the ones who make this post what it is and my only request to them was for them to do their best and have a great time.”

ECSO Explorer Team B, which was composed of Lt. Ross McRee, Sgt. Isaiah Bias, Explorer Tristan McQueen and Explorer Remigio Gomez, received the following awards in the scenario competitions en route to placing as the second overall team:

• first place – felony traffic stop

• second place – arrest, search and seizure

• second place – gang activity

• second place – bomb threat

• second place – officer down/rescue

• third place – intoxicated driver

“I am very proud of these Explorers for giving their best and they continue to make us proud. I have said to them on a regular basis, ‘it is all about team work,’ and they proved that and understand it is a team effort and worked well together,” advisor Aguilar said.

In the scenario competitions, ECSO Explorer Team A, which was composed of Capt. Gage Adams, Cpl. Noel Campbell, Explorer Matthew Aguilar and Explorer Everett Bias, received the following awards:

• first place – robbery in progress

• second place – domestic crisis

• third place – intoxicated driver

• third place – arrest, search and seizure

“These young men and women continue to amaze us all,” advisor Aguilar said. “I could not ask for a better group to work with. They continue to follow the example of excellence already set by law enforcement in Ellis County.”

The final top five overall team placings were Coppell Police Department Post 130, first place; Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Post 106, second place; Richardson Police Department Post 761, third place; Plano Police Department Post 911, fourth place; and Houston Police Department Post 3203, fifth place.

“Our Explorers have always looked forward to the TLEEA State Competition and this one was no exception,” advisor Aguilar said. “These young men and women have always given their best. I can say that they all work together and get the job done. I cannot express in words how proud I am to be a part of this amazing group of young men and women. The Ellis County community should be proud of these young men and women and how they represented our county.”

Additional honors received by Post 106 included $750 scholarships to Explorers Gage Adams, Noel Campbell and Ross McRee. Adams also took second place honors in the individual physical agility competition. Participating in the competition as scenario actors were Explorers Sara Segura, Allison Bush and Angela Duncan.

“I am very proud of our Explorers, who continue to set a standard for the program,” Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown said. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re competing, doing a community service project or training on a new skill. All we ever ask of them is that they give their best – and they do that every time. The trophies are nice but the life skills they are learning and putting to use are what will lead them to success throughout their lives.”

For more information on the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Exploring program, contact Officer Arnold Aguilar by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 972-825-4915. The Post’s website is www.ecsoexplorers.com.

Shown here are, front row, from left, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Lt. Ross McRee of Midlothian, Explorer Remigio Gomez of Waxahachie, Explorer Allison Bush of Ennis, Explorer Sara Segura of Waxahachie, Explorer Angela Duncan of Ennis, (back row) Advisor Arnold Aguilar, Explorer Matthew Aguilar of Waxahachie, Explorer Capt. Gage Adams of Waxahachie, Explorer Sgt. Isiah Bias of Waxahachie, Explorer Tristan McQueen of Italy, Explorer Everett Bias of Waxahachie, Explorer Cpl. Noel Campbell  of Midlothian and Assistant Advisor Hunter Barnes.


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ECSO telecommunicators graduate NCTCOG academy


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

ECSO telecommunicators graduate NCTCOG academy

Waxahachie, Texas – July 26, 2016

The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office announces the recent graduation of two of its telecommunicators, Amanda Green and Justin Milligan, from the North Central Texas Council of Governments 9-1-1 Program Regional Telecommunicator Academy. The academy graduation ceremony was held at the NCTCOG offices in Arlington. The Regional Telecommunicator Academy’s state recognized, award winning instructional team provides training that follows TCOLE’s approved curriculum and industry best practices. Shown, from left, are Ellis County Sheriff’s Office telecommunicator Justin Milligan, Communication Supervisor (Nights) Becky Rodgers, Capt. Chuck Laubach and telecommunicator Amanda Green.


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Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in four Deputies


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sheriff Johnny Brown swears in four Deputies

Waxahachie, Texas – July 14, 2016

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown recently swore in four Deputies. The Deputies are:

• Timothy Kinman, who has held a peace officer license since December 2013 and most recently served as a peace office with Italy Police Department. He is assigned to the Patrol Division.

• Michael Aston, who has held a peace officer license since February 1989 and most recently served with the Palmer Police Department. He is assigned to the Warrants Division.

• Julia Aguilar, who received her peace officer license in June 2016 and is assigned to the Patrol Division.

• Richard “Chip” Hundley, who received his peace officer license in October 1993, most recently served with the Mexia Police Department. Hundley previously served with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office and is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.


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Fallen officers remembered during 2016 Police Memorial


ELLIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Johnny Brown, Sheriff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Fallen officers remembered during 2016 Police Memorial

Waxahachie, Texas – May 13, 2016

The 2016 Police Memorial for Ellis County was held Friday, May 13, at the pocket park in downtown Waxahachie. Law enforcement agencies from around the county were represented, with members of the community also on hand for the memorial ceremony.

The ceremony was held in anticipation of National Police Week, which saw its beginnings in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week (http://www.policeweek.org/).

Every year, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office works with law enforcement agencies throughout Ellis County to put together a ceremony that honors the sacrifice made by our fellow peace officers and their families. The goal of this ceremony is to never allow a peace officer, who has been killed in the line of duty, to be forgotten.

During each ceremony a roll call is made, where every fallen officer’s name is called out by a current member of law enforcement. If a family member is not available to call “present” during the roll call, we have someone from the fallen officer’s agency call “present” for them. As part of the ceremony, an honor guard raises the flag and then lowers it to half-staff.

From August 1880 through July 2012, we have lost 14 peace officers in the line of duty here in Ellis County. This year, we held our ceremony May 13 and had three of the four families of a fallen officer present to honor their loved one and our fellow brothers by calling “present” during the roll call.

Planning for the 2017 ceremony will begin in January.

 

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