Friday, September 28, 2012

Honoring Our Police Officers

Two police officers honored for helping break up gang activities Spring Branch ISD Police Officers Jesse Diaz and Dwayne Hernandez have been honored for their work with area law enforcement agencies to halt local gang activities.
The officers were honored in a special presentation at the regular monthly meeting of the SBISD Board of Trustees held Sept. 24. In August, the two officers earned the Chief of Police Unit Citation from the Houston Police Dept. as part of the Houstone/Tango Blast Violent Gang Initiative. During the summer of 2011, Officers Diaz and Hernandez helped dismantle the leadership of a violent criminal street gang known as Juntos Queridos Assesions (JQA) while working with Gang Division investigators assigned to a multi-agency gang initiative.
Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Northwest Division Gang Unit were also involved in the anti-gang operation that broke up activities ranging from drug trafficking to home invasions. Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland Jr. presented the officers with the Chief of Police Unit Citation on Aug. 6 for their dedication, exceptional investigative skills and teamwork.
SBISD Police Chief Chuck Brawner introduced the officers and explained their work with student contacts during the recent Board meeting.