Missouri City recognizes two outstanding police officers
The Missouri City Council honored city police officers Jessica Berry and Terry Patrick at its June 4 meeting.
Berry, who joined the department in August 2010, was honored for being voted Officer of the Year by her peers and by being awarded with the Fort Bend County 2012 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award for her proactive impaired driver enforcement work.
Patrick, who joined the force in 2002, was recognized for earning Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast District Exchange Club 2012 Officer of the Year honors.
Berry is a graduate of the University of Houston Downtown Police Academy.
"I am very blessed to work for a department that provides me with the support and training necessary to achieve my goals," Berry said in a news release. "The officers I work with are always willing to assist me, and the administration provides me with every opportunity they can to help me succeed."
Patrol Division Commander Capt. Dwayne Williams added that Berry "always displays a positive and refreshing attitude at work toward her fellow employees and the citizens she serves."
Berry also received special recognition at the second annual Police Awards Ceremony held May 18 for her MADD award.
Patrick said he was humbled by his award.
"To be nominated and selected is a great honor and achievement," Patrick said in a news release. "Any time a Missouri City citizen has been a victim of a crime, I take great pleasure in locating and arresting the bad guy. I want our citizens to feel safe in our city and to know that we will always do our best to help them in any way possible."
He also received special recognition at the Police Awards Ceremony May 18.
Criminal Investigation Division Commander Capt. John Bailey pointed out a case in which Patrick had minimal information but ultimately solved the case; a partial license plate was the only lead in tracking down a burglary suspect.
"After two days searching through hundreds of license plates in two databases, Detective Patrick was able to locate and arrest the suspect, who was already on probation for burglarizing several homes," Bailey said.
Other officers honored during the second annual Police Awards Ceremony were: Years of Service Award to Capt. Brandon Harris (15 years), Lt. Paul Poulton (20 years) and Capt. John Bailey (30 years); Civilian of the Year to Crime Victim Liaison Toni Slusser; Telecommunications Officer of the Year to supervisor Shannon Brumfield; Top Gun of the Year to Sgt. Jeff York; Detective of the Year to Detectives Andy Robb and Brad Tippit; and Rookie of the Year to Officer Allan Montoya.
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