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CLEAT wins reinstatement for wrongly fired detention officer

November 19, 2014 • Around the State, Law Review

Attorney Bobby Garcia and Officer Rene Montez.

Attorney Bobby Garcia and Officer Rene Montez.

When Hidalgo County Detention Officer Rene Montez was wrongly terminated by the Sheriff’s Office, he turned to CLEAT for help.

Staff Attorney Bobby Garcia took the case and appealed the termination to the Hidalgo County Civil Service Commission.

After an evidentiary hearing on Oct. 23,  the Civil Service Commission reinstated him to his former position with all benefits and seniority and awarded back pay. Another great example of CLEAT’s exceptional legal representation and commitment to our members.

A double-barreled victory for CLEAT and the POMF

November 17, 2014 • Around the State, Capitol Report

Charley Wilkison and Mike Graham with the Texas edition .410.

Charley Wilkison and Mike Graham with the Texas Edition .410.

SAN ANTONIO — At the CLEAT convention in 2013, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was a presented with a custom Texas Edition Browning .410 over-and-under double-barreled shotgun in appreciation for his longstanding support for law enforcement.

But state ethics rules prevented Abbott from accepting the gift, so he donated it back to CLEAT.

That donation paid off big time at the 2014 CLEAT Convention this month. CLEAT member Micheal Graham from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office made the winning bid in the silent auction for the prized firearm. Continue Reading »

California Casualty donates $5,000 to POMF

November 6, 2014 • Around the State

Brandon Watson and Roxanne Dean of Casualty present the check to Todd Harrison.

Brandon Watson and Roxanne Dean of Casualty present the check to Todd Harrison.

SAN ANTONIO — California Casualty donated $5,000 to the POMF after providing the CLEAT Executive Board during its meeting Thursday in San Antonio.

Roxanne Dean, associate vice president of the insurance company that has a preferred-provider relationship with CLEAT, said the donation underscores the carrier’s commitment to supporting the worthy causes of its partners. Continue Reading »