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Midland sheriff’s association honors Officers of the Year

July 21, 2014 • Around the State

Midland DSA Banquet 07192014 001Midland Deputy Sheriff’s Association gave out its 2014 Officer of the Year Awards at it’s banquet last week.

The honorees were, from left to right, Casey O’Donnell, CID;  Adam Hilliard, Detention;  Jerry Cook, Courthouse Security and  Miranda Chavez, Patrol.

Not pictured was Harold Uddley, Civil Process/Warrants.

CLEAT had a great presence at the event, giving out promotional items as door prizes with the president Ken Colston. CLEAT benefit, pocket spirals and pens were available at sign-in table.


Candidate filing deadline is Aug. 1 for five seats on CLEAT Executive Board

July 21, 2014 • Around the State

voteFive CLEAT Regional Director seats are up for election this year and the deadline to file is Aug. 1.

The seats are 1B, 3B, 5, 7 and 9.

Here are the rules for running as spelled out in the CLEAT Constitution:

“Regional Directors representing more than one Local shall file for office by August 1st of the final year of the respective Regional Director’s term of office. The candidate’s notice of filing for the office of Regional Director shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to CLEAT’s administrative office in Austin.  Upon receipt of the candidate’s notice of filing, CLEAT’s Ethics Committee shall verify the candidate’s eligibility and provide election rules to the eligible candidate.”

The election will be held later this year.

Longview POA rallies to help officer in need of transplant

July 16, 2014 • Around the State

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Longview Office Cedric Davis

Members of the Longview Police Officers Association rallied around one of  their own who needs a life-saving kidney transplant.

Officer Cedric Davis is a 20-year law enforcement veteran — 10 years with Longview PD and 10 with the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office. He’s also an assistant pastor at his church.

“Cedric is more than just a public servant who loves his job,” the LPOA says on its Facebook page. “He is a husband, father, Christian and Officer.” Continue Reading »