Officer Commendations

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  • ZACH UPTON
    ATTENDED ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING ON 04/11/16 AT CSCD. THIS WAS THE MOST USEFUL TRAINING I HAVE ATTENDED IN RECENT MEMORY. OFFICER UPTON IS OBVIOUSLY PASSIONATE ABOUT COMMUNITY POLICING AND WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC, AND REFLECTS THAT IN HIS PERSONAL APPEARANCE, DEMEANOR AND THE PROFESSIONAL MANNER IN WHICH HE PRESENTED THE MATERIAL. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS PRESENTATION WITHOUT RESERVATION. THANK YOU TO THE S.A.P.D. COMMAND STRUCTURE FOR PERMITTING OFFICER UPTON THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE THIS TRAINING.
    THOMAS HUBER on Apr 12, 2016
  • Ratliff
    he did an outstanding job, helping us find our daughter. Not only did he do that, but he gave my wife very good information on what to say to her. I can't thank him enough.
    Danny Mitchell on Apr 09, 2016
  • Jeff Fant
    Just wanted to thank Chief Fant for coming to visit us at KIDY yesterday to give us our active shooter response training.  Very valuable information, both for us that work here and our viewers as well! So appreciative that you guys are offering this service!
    Rob Harris on Mar 17, 2016
  • Officer Faz
    I would like to commend Officer Faz. It has been a long time since he was on a call I had to make and I was not aware we could do this.
    He showed up and made sure both parties were ok and was being very attentive to body movements and his surroundings-as well as mine.
    I could tell he cared and he went above and beyond what his duties were.
    Thanks Officer Faz!
    Megan Beecher on Feb 02, 2016
  • Officer Rodriguez
    Officer Rodriguez is a heck of an officer.... Cleaning up the whole B-14 Area.. I take my hat off to you sir keep the watch going sir
    Frank Fernandez on Jan 30, 2016
  • Pollitt
    I would like to give a sincere thanks. To Officer P I would like to give a sincere thanks. To Officer Pollitt,  The officer responded to a nonemergency call, and took down and listen to my information but I have to relate. I sincerely appreciate him and his sincerity on the job. I would highly thank HIM,  for being such an upstanding officer.

    I also would like to say that he was outstanding where is personality and just everything was all good and he took care of business.

    Personal message to Officer Pollitt:  I hope I do not have to see you anytime soon but at least I know you're there and you're doing your job thank you big thank you!!!
    Travis L. Finney on Jan 30, 2016
  • I have forgotten.
    I can't remember the name of the officer who arrested me for P.I. a couple of months ago, but I wished to commend the officer for the professional, clear and even courteous way in which he treated me.  I was unable to pay the fine in time and know that there is a warrant for my arrest.  I am in Dallas taking care of a close relative who will soon go to heaven.  When I have attended the funeral, may I simply come back to San Angelo and turn myself in for the time necessary to pay the fine?

    Thanks again for being a testimony for police officers who do consistently face danger and still maintain an attitude of respect and fairness.
    William Kimbro on Jan 26, 2016
  • Laura Washington with Victims Assistance/Crime Prevention under the supervision of Sergeant Salazar
    Having been a victim of multiple incidents of abuse and trauma throughout my life, I have a difficult time feeling safe with people.  Most people are apathetic to experiences or needs outside of their own.  So, when I cross paths with a person who seems to defy the norm, I think it is important to acknowledge that person.

    My call for assistance was redirected to Laura Washington.  She listened compassionately to my concerns and did what she could to validate my feelings.  Laura promptly followed up regarding any return calls, diligently looked up and verified program information, and worked hard to communicate key points despite my stressed communication at times.

    Because of my disability, people often misinterpret my behavior, statements or intentions, but Laura was kind enough to respectfully clarify, explain and question as needed. She was open to proposed solutions while she patiently reiterated what "is" and what "is not" feasible regarding her department without making me feel abandoned.  She helped me feel like someone cared enough to try to help during a time of need.  While I do not know Laura Washington personally, she seems like a valuable asset to the Victims Assistance/Crime Prevention unit within the San Angelo Police Department.
    V.H. on Jan 15, 2016
  • Sgt Wike, Lake Police
    Last night l had to call 911 again for assistance dealing with my husband, Harry, with Dementia,

    I do not have the names of everyone who responded, but, as usual they came to our rescue.

    The SAPD makes me proud  and secure being
    a resident of San Angelo.

    Hopefully you will have a record of this call and the several others made over the past year from 5230 Beverly Dr.  I would like all of these exceptional officers and 911 operators to be commended!

    Many thanks to all of you!
    Catherine Johantgen on Dec 07, 2015
  • I want to thank all the men and women who took time out of their days to come and speak to us at the Citizens Police Academy about their jobs as Police Officers. They were all very interesting and gave us a lot of useful information about what goes on in their particular jobs.They showed their professionalism and love of the jobs they do. It was a great insight to some things that go on behind the scenes. With all the things going on in the national news I am amazed that anyone wants to do the job anymore. All the officers I spoke with talked about wanting to help the citizens out and their love for the job they do. Thank you for everything you do!!!
    Kay Knebel on Oct 08, 2015
  • To ALL PATROL OFFICERS,CSI staff,DETECTIVES,the CHIEF,and ALL SUPPORTIVE CLERICAL STAFF and BUILDING MAINTENANCE
    As a collective force, we in San Angelo need to ALWAYS take time to give thanks and Pray for the entire SAPD staff. We are Blessed with the finest and best trained officers. Thank you for ALL your hard work in solving crime in San Angelo...ranging from minor to major. You need to know that the petty few individuals that voice "police brutality" are just THAT....petty, few and pitiful. God Bless You.....and THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    john russell on Sep 23, 2015
  • Rebecca Stuart
    My name is Pat Carrigan. I am a photographer who was in town to shoot the ASU OPSU game Saturday night. I was pulled over by the loop by SAPD for having a tail light out. I think the officers name was Stewart but I dont remember. She was great very professional. Thank her for pulling me over for me not doing my job. She was outstanding. I support any PD in these times of constant persecution by our leaders and citizens. Please keep up the good work. Please express my thanks to the 2 officers. Give em a raise, commendation or something. We the citizens of Texas support the blue. Well at least I do. Thanks again

    Pat Carrigan
    Pat Carrigan on Sep 09, 2015
  • Sergeant Shah
    Greetings Chief Tim Vasquez,

    Sir, I had the opportunity to meet your department's Sergeant Shah this afternoon at 1442 hrs at 1700 Edmund Blvd.  I had exceeded the posted speed limit driving through the residential area posted at 30mph while in route to JP Precinct 3 Judge Buck's office.  Your Sergeant executed all proper measures in stopping me and I entered the Baptist church's parking lot for further procedures.  Your Sergeant was very professional, courteous and respectful.  I was in the wrong and admitted it.  No excuses, zero tolerance.  He noticed my DV plates and inquired and I shortly explained the 3 Iraqi combat deployments I did between 2004 and 2006 and why I was 60% VA disabled.  He commended me for my combat service and was grateful for former and current soldiers like me who fought to free  the Iraqi people from a wicked inhumane dictator.  Sergeant Shah should be recognized for his unselfish devotion to duty and his immaculate respect to citizens and veterans in his San Angelo area of operations.
    Sincerely,

    Gary Chester Kuhn
    First Sergeant, USA, Retired
    ARCENT/CENTCOM Europe and Middle East Commands G3/J3 Operations
    1 Crescent Road
    San Angelo, Texas  76903
    Home - 227-6566
    Cell - 656-4000
    Gary Chester Kuhn on Aug 21, 2015
  • et alii/et aliae
    I would like to give personal commendation to the detective that is helping me on a case that has been ongoing for months now...Detective Jake Russell has been very instrumental and shown great patience with me with the theft of my wallet/checkbook/debit card!

    I would also like to commend Officer Green as to the response to my house, also his partner on that night.  I believe the officer that was the partner was the...officer that came to visit with me when I was in the hospital. 

    My Name is Travis L. Finney

    I do hope someone acknowledges this message! I BELIEVE THAT ALL OF THE OFFICERS SHOULD BE COMMENDED!! I personally don't wish to know or see any of you!!!!  I do thank my ANGELS WITH THE BLUE WHEN THEY ARE NEEDED!

    I GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO USE MY NAME AS YOU SEE FIT.  AND I PRAY EVERYDAY THAT THE MEN AND WOMEN IN BLUE know that people don't hate or despise what you do.  I do not want to ever see you again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will give you all a BIG KUDOS you are there and do an outstanding JOB!
    Travis L. Finney on Jul 19, 2015
  • Unknown
    I do overnight security for the Silver Spur Gun show when it is held at the Coliseum.  On Saturday night either my cell phone wasn't receiving properly or I had disabled it.  My wife calls through the night checking on me, on this occasion failing to raise me at 11:45 PM.  After repeatedly trying to reach me until sometime just after 1:00 AM she resorted to calling the San Angelo Police Department on their non-emergency line.  She was treated very cordially and helpfully, the dispatcher sending an officer to the Coliseum to check on me.  This officer was also very courteous and friendly, displaying a helpful and concerned attitude.  I was fine, blissfully unaware that the phone wasn't working but really grateful that the San Angelo police were helpful to allay my wife's concerns for me.  The attitudes projected by both dispatch and the unknown officer who were both very professional and very heartwarming to experience.  I feel like I have friends at the San Angelo Police Department who've "got my back" whenever I am doing the all-night security stint at the gun show.

    Please let both dispatch and the officer on duty who came to the Coliseum at 1:00-1:30 AM Sunday morning know that their efforts are noticed and appreciated.  You make a difference!
    Bryan McGilvray on Jul 13, 2015
  • Kolb
    Officer Kolb was the second officer to stop by our group home residence at 236 Westwood after a mother had called the police.  A consumer was upset and the mother, who has a history of accusing the group home of holding her son against his will called the police.  My staff person was outside visiting with the consumer about the incident, his behavior program, etc. when Officer Kolb stopped.  My staff person was highly complimentary of Officer Kolb and his interaction both with her and the consumer.  She stated Officer Kolb followed her lead and counseled the consumer on his rights, living situation and consequences of not following rules, etc. and was very supportive of the group home and the consumer.  Thanks for a job well done Officer Kolb.
    Jeri Slone on Jul 08, 2015
  • Entire Police Department
    I would like to Thank you for the Great Job you all do, In keeping us Safe, For catching the Criminals very quickly and getting the Job Done.... I  work at the hospital as a housekeeper in ER and I seen so many officers don't know there names, but would recognize their faces.... I  have a lot of family who are police officers in Midland texas, San Antonio, Texas, and several firemen and paramedics in California and San Marcos, Texas... and I appreciated everything you all do....... THANK YOU AGAIN for a great Job you all do, I know some people Are always agains cops..... for this and that..... Just Wanted to show my support for you all....
    Criselda Mares on Jun 27, 2015
  • Sgt. Korby Kennedy
    Sgt. Kennedy spoke at our volunteer class. Great officer..I am honored to have met him. God Bless Sgt. Kennedy...his family...and the entire police department.
    bill corases on Jun 26, 2015
  • Lt Mike Hernandez
    To the San Angelo Police Department,

    Our family would like to thank Lieutenant Mike Hernandez for his service on June 18, 2015.  Our son, Jordan, was visiting San Angelo and had been there with friends who are enrolled in the University. While having all the fun that youngsters tend to have, Jordan dropped his cell phone in the pool and it never recovered.  When it was time for him to make his way home, he missed his bus at the Greyhound station.  Needless to say, his friends simply dropped him off thinking he was safe and sound.  Having no way to contact anyone, Jordan drifted around waiting for the next bus. After 24 hours of no contact, his dad and I contacted the San Angelo Police Department.  Lieutenant Mike Hernandez, answered our call and immediately took action. Honestly, I expected him to wait until the next day to start work on this case. But, when Jordan's friends called saying that they had spoken to Lt. Mike that same night, I felt hope.  Later that night we did make contact Jordan and I left a message for Lt. Mike to inform him.  The next day Lt. Mike called to make sure Jordan had made it home safely.  San Angelo Police Department, I am sure is honored to have Lt. Mike on the squad. But as parents, we worry about our children and hope that the authorities care as much as we do. And, Lieutenant Mike showed us that he cares!  Thanks, Mike, all the way from Allen, TX!!! Bridgette & Thomas Burke
    Thomas and Bridgette Burke on Jun 25, 2015
  • Officer Bradshaw
    I wanted to Thank him again for being kind, understanding and a little funny. He pulled me over for speeding. I really had no idea what the speed limit was at the time. Ive been working 2 jobs over 16 hours a day sometimes just to make ends meet. He gave me a warning and made my day a little brighter. In fact, he put a smile on my face with his friendliness and great personality and attitude. I feel like we all need a little help every once in a while. I wish I meet more policeman like him. Thank you again. I promise to obey all traffic laws.

    PS. Can u please let him know that he is much appreciated for all he does.
    Melody Prieto on Jun 05, 2015
  • Officer McAndrews
    Officer McAndrews came to my home after I called in a break in of my car.  He got to my house very quickly after my call, took information, took fingerprints and was very courteous and professional.  He was very attentive to detail and efficient.  I told him that I hesitate to contact police because I know they have bigger fish to fry, but he was very encouraging for me to call if I see anything suspicious.  He informed me of online reporting if I don't feel it is important enough to get an officer involved. 

    What A Nice Experience!  I Greatly Appreciate San Angelo Police Officers.  Just from common knowledge, I feel that we have the best, most dependable, best looking police force around.  Thanks, guys for risking your lives for the protection of ordinary citizens.  Officer McAndrews is one of the most professional, courteous and efficient officers in a super police department.  That is saying a lot!
    Mary Snowden on May 15, 2015
  • the entire force
    Thank you for speedy apprehension of these witless numerous felons. It just proves many times over how Blessed we are in san angelo to have such fantastic law enforcement!!!! Thank you and God Bless You!!!
    john russell on May 14, 2015
  • Hawthorne
    Earlier this evening there was a knock on my door. My wife opened the door to find Officer Hawthorne at our door step asking if she was our son Desmond's mother. My son Desmond who's 6th b-day happens to be tomorrow, had been in the front yard riding his power wheels police car when Officer Hawthorne drove by and noticed him. He stopped to talk to Des and let him get an up close and personal look at a real police cruiser. I was not home to witness this but as soon as I pulled into the driveway my son comes running up to tell me that he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. I would like to thank the officer for taking time out of his busy day to do such a random act of kindness.
    Dustin Carnes on Apr 17, 2015
  • Willie Montez
    Officer Montez along with his partner Alfred Rios handled a situation exceptionally well! The situation was an ongoing fiasco that involved departments from Abilene, Bronte, and Grape Creek, Texas.  Each of those departments failed to follow proper procedure and were not aware of the procedures in place for their department.  On the contrary, Officers Montez and Rios followed procedures, were fair, and handled the entire investigation with complete professionalism and expertise in their field.  I am extremely proud of them and the San Angelo Police Department. I am proud to live in San Angelo, Texas and with officers like these two men, I, along with my family feel safe, protected and taken care.

    Sincerely,
    Alex Carrillo
    Carlos Carrillo
    J & C Body Shop
    Alex Carrillo on Jan 20, 2015
  • My daughter home was broken into Dec 14 many things were stolen, she has asked for a watch on her home.  Monday morning she was a little alarmed when her front and side doors handles were making noises.  Thankfully it was an officer checking her doors, we appreciate this very much.  Sorry we did not get the officer's name.  This was appreciated very much.
    Elizabeth Monse on Jan 06, 2015
  • San Angelo Police Department....
    Thank you and all of your police officers for your service, we  appreciate and fully support you!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUUZ2fKVqcs


    Thank You and Happy New Year!


    John Bredekamp Jr., family and friends.


    Please share this message with all Law Enforcement personal!
    John and Ron Bredekamp on Dec 28, 2014
  • I just want to say thanks for all the police department does. I know that there has been a lot of negative light on law enforcement lately, and I can only imagine how discouraging that must be. The fact you continue to protect and serve is highly commendable and all too often overlooked.  I work at Xpose Hair Salon at 3810 Sherwood Way and want to show my appreciation by offering all SAPD officers free haircuts through January 1st.  Just ask for me, Courtney Givens, and I'll be happy to help out anytime Tuesday- Saturday 11:30-6:30! Merry Christmas, and God bless!!!
    Courtney Givens on Dec 18, 2014
  • Travis Griffin
    Officer Griffin exemplifies goodness and positivity in the community.  I've seen how interacts with members of the community and the children as well.  I've seen him in various places, but also at Paul Ann Church.  Officer Griffin serves as an example for us all. 

    As I grew up, we all wanted to be professional athletes or fireman/policemen.  This theme seems to have changed somewhat as our newest generation grows up.  I was excited to hear my own elementary age child comment that it would be awesome to be a policeman like Officer Griffin.  I work with children all day long (as an elementary principal) and that statement shows Officer Griffin is representing your department well.
    Matt Fore on Oct 14, 2014
  • S.A.P.D.
    You  know I made many poor choices in my life. Some of them even almost ended my life. I know in the past I've been a problem. I want to apologize to you all. I also want to thank you for putting me where I needed to be. You guys/gals have always treated me fairly even when I didn't deserve it. Thank you so much for what you do. Thank you for helping me change my life. -Anthony Howard Korn
    Anthony Korn on Sep 30, 2014
  • ALL STAFF AND OFFICERS
    In view of the shooting on Sweetbriar......I want to remind people of San Angelo we have the finest police force! The very professional and well trained Force we have is quite proven!!! We should be grateful we have these men and women to call when situations go "crazy".God Bless the Police......Thank you for protecting us!!!!!!
    b c on Sep 11, 2014
  • Johnny Rodriguez
    Johnny Rodriguez has been incredibe while working at Lincoln Middle School.  I work with our students who have intellectual disabilities and have a young man who is under the best circumstances challenging.  This young man has an emotional disability and an intellectual disability and has been severely abused throughout his life.  He has  injured many staff members and is violent and often vulgar. Because of these circumstances not many people choose to interact with him.  Officer Rodriguez has for over the last year built and maintained a very special relationship with this young person, and it is the absolute highlight of his day when he gets to visit with officer Rodriguez on Tuesdays when he is on duty here at Lincoln. I am so appreciative of this man and his kindness
    Jordan Burrell on Sep 05, 2014
  • Several Officers, Names Unknown
    I requested patrols be more present and vigilant in  Paulann, in particular, the intersection of Gregory and Ricks.  We have an increased problem with speeders and vehicles running that stop sign.  Since more officers are making their presence known, cars seem to be slowing down a bit and actually stopping at the stop sign.  Thanks to all who patrol our addition and make everyone safe.
    Marge Elliott on Jun 09, 2014
  • Officer Christopher Morris
    Officer Morris helped in a family dispute. He was called several times, different days to help keep the peace and he always was very professional and courteous. He patrolled the area and kept an eye on things even when he was not asked to. My family felt safe and appreciate him and the work he does. Thank you.
    Cecilia Carrasco on Jun 06, 2014
  • Officer Christopher Cimino
    Congratulations for being Patrol Supervisor Of the Year....You are a credit to your profession and this mom is very proud of you.
    jacky payne on May 09, 2014
  • Kenneth Dye
    I am visiting your fair city for a few  days, work related.  While driving through your town I was unaware of the speed limit in one section of the town.  I was stopped and ticketed by Officer Dye for the speed. 

    I my prior life, I am a retired State Trooper for the State of Alaska.  Whenever I come in contact with law enforcement I seem to still take notice of different things.  First I would like to let you know Officer Dye was very professional as well as friendly.  He found I was from out of town, but 14 mph over the limit was still going to get me a ticket.  He explained everything politely and made sure I didn't feel like I was being singled out.  Very nice interaction. 

    Additionally, his officer safety was excellent.  Good approach to the car.  I could see his eyes were checking all the right places, stayed in position during the entire contact never letting down his guard.  Very good officer. 

    Please let him know I appreciate his consideration and a job well done.  It's the little things he did that makes for a good officer and a safe officer.
    Mickey Pullen on May 06, 2014
  • Travis Griff
    Just a few weeks ago, I took my children to the local JBF sale where we met Officer Griff. He came up to my kids and asked them if they had seen Pac-Man. We looked around and then he showed us a tennis ball that he had made to resemble the character. It was so sweet and funny, and I just wanted the San Angelo Police Department to know how much I appreciated that. Mr. Griff showed my children that a police officer is someone who is a safe person, and someone that can be trusted. I will forever be grateful!
    Holly R. on Apr 30, 2014
  • Officer Espinosa
    Thank you for helping our neighborhood regarding the gocart nuisance. You are another example of how our police department is filled with expert and professional officers. The people of San Angelo are grateful for each and everyone of you. Thank you...and God Bless You...each and all.
    bill c on Apr 25, 2014
  • Officer Chris Heronema
    I've known him for many years, he goes to the same church I do. He is a great guy, and better friend. His morals reflect that of the Department very well. He conducts himself in a very professional, friendly, and even humorously way. Every time I see him, he has a smile on his face. When I'm around him, I know I'm safe, and in good hands. The San Angelo Police Department has many officers, obviously, and whenever I see them, I know I'm well protected, and safe from danger. Thank you for your service.
    Taylor Leavelle on Apr 07, 2014
  • # 2296 and backup officer(sorry I didn't get his name or badge!!)
    I was pulled over for a minor traffic violation on the corner of Washington and Live Oak the afternoon of 4/4/14.  The officer handling the ticket as well as the officer that arrived for backup were very friendly.  I'm not familiar with exactly how everything works here in this county so I asked questions.  They were knowledgeable and helpful.  I really appreciate that.  Thanks guys!!  =)
    Sabrina Palacios on Apr 05, 2014
  • E. C. Smith
    Officer Smith came to my home to investigate a break-in and burglary.  Officer Smith was very professional, knowledgeable and kind.  He is to be commended for the example he sets for the department and the community. Thank you Office Smith your help.
    Pat Hines on May 04, 2013
  • Unknown
    I live at the Riverpointe Apartments. 2 days ago while sitting on my front porch, I saw an officer with his lights on, pulling someone over, who just happened to pull into our complex right in front of our house. My son, who is 7, was riding his bike out front. While this officer was speaking with the driver he pulled over, my son went up to him and asked him if he could please see the inside of his car. I explained to my son, who was so excited because the officer allowed him to look, not to bother him while he was working. A few minutes later, the officer was back in his car, with about 10 kids at his window..... The officer sat there and talked to the kids a d answered their questions for about 20 minutes or so. I didn't catch his name, but I would like to tell him thankyou, again, for taking the time out to listen to these children and talk to them! He didn't have to do that, but he did. I respect him a lot for that, and my son is still talking about it. So thankyou again sir......
    Stacy mercer on May 02, 2013
  • all of em
    I a vicitim I don't codone they way u profile private citizens on the poor side of town fyi expect a call from the best civil rights attorney in texas vey soon,,, most of the cops are decent but a select few who will be know very soon are abusing the very rights they took a oath to uphold and protect ,,, those officers make me sick..................
    unknow on Apr 30, 2013
  • Kvihem Badge# 2343
    I just wanted to thank officer for giving me a citation for failure to stop at stop sign
    He made me realize that I need to put more attention on the road while I'm driving Keep up with the good work SAPD
    Nelson Perez on Apr 25, 2013
  • 3 early morning officers
    I want to thank the 3 officers that came to our house this morning. My husband and I take care of my 83 mother who has serious memory issues.  I didn't get your names or thank you properly.
    S Earehart on Mar 22, 2013
  • john and irma rodriguez
    i want to thank them both for being tere when i need to talk to some one if things go wrong and look up to as a 2nd mom and dad would do to  help our city and i'm  ready to be a police  officer to just like them both  and to protected our city  and server community and get bad people off the street and  help aother citizen out of need help with a flet tirer,thank you both and thank you san angelo police department.ricardo lee juarez
    ricardo juarez on Mar 20, 2013
  • house watch program
    Just want to thank you for watching over our homes while we were on vacations.(2415 n main st and 3018 guadalupe st)we really appreciate all you do for our community.THK U N GOD BLESS U ALL.
    JUAN ARROYO n CRESPO's FAMILY. on Jan 10, 2013
  • not sure, petite lady officer with short blond hair
    I was involved in a hit and run in Stripes parking lot 6:30 a.m.,Oct.09, 2012, the officer I flagged down was very professional, very kind. I was both scared and nervous and she was very patient, and did an awsome job of calming me down. Wow, what an asset to our police force. Thanks
    katherine sturgill on Nov 29, 2012
  • Todd Dornhecker
    Awsome gentleman, an asset to the force. Very knowleged and professional. Talks to you in a down to earth manner. Thank you for your service.
    Katherine on Nov 24, 2012
  • Department Wide
    Throughout my adulthood in San Angelo, I have always found SAPD to be fair and fast.  I made an emergency call for service a few days ago and received fast response -- surely less than two minutes, perhaps quicker.  It was such a safe feeling I felt when the officer arrived to aid me. 
      When a detective followed-up with me on that call-for-service, his fair perspective and fantastic advice continues to support the notion that this city enjoys the benefits of a world-class police department.
      Thank you all for the risks you take to protect us.
    Marc Foster on Oct 31, 2012
  • Detective Shaw
    I would like to formally thank Detective Shaw for his courteousness, tact, and general professionalism in dealing with my case. He conducted himself in a manner becoming of his position. Thank you
    Joshua Shafer on Sep 18, 2012
  • Unknown
    When the officers are working a minor traffic accident, where there are no injuries and the vehicles are driveable, could they just move them off the road instead of blocking a lane of traffic while the write the tickets?
    Walt on Jul 09, 2012
  • Offcer Bradshaw
    I am new to GoodFellow AFB and San Angelo.  I was participating in the Pops concert this coming week.  At 8 am, sunday morning I was driving around trying to find an address that was later to be the Riverstage.  Officer  Bradshaw and his fellow Patrolman went out of their way to find out where I should be and even take me to the Riverstage itself.  Thank you again Officers, you both went out of your way and I do appreciate your help this morning and the Texas hospitality that I missed for so long.

    Thanks again,

    IS1 Guzman
    IS1 Gerardo Guzman - USCG on Jul 01, 2012
  • whole department
    Kudos on your Code of Ethics!    Very noble.
    Casual Surfer on May 23, 2012
  • C. Barker
    Officer Barker was so helpful,considerate and patient the day he helped me with my traffic accident.  I really appreciate Officer Barker taking his time to get all the information and make sure everyone was treated fairly.  He had other calls to get to, but stayed with me until the end.
    Thank you, Officer Barker, for your hard work.
    Staci Smith, 4-26-12
    Staci Smith on May 02, 2012
  • Officer Antonio Jose Aguilar, Badge# 2196
    I would like to commend Officer Aguilar for the excellent detailed report he wrote with regard to an accident involving Case ID# 2011-0002190. His attention to detail and extra effort in obtaining the facts is now assisting in an investigation into this accident. I appreciated his willingness to go the extra mile and his outstanding committment to his job. Thank you, Officer Aguilar.
    Pamela Stiefel on Nov 28, 2011
  • Chris Mueller
    Thank you for listening to what is an issue involving neighbors. You were very professional and understanding. Unfortunately, rather fortunately this is the first time I have had the opportunity to thank the SAPD. He did appear concerned and made suggestions for safety and what to do in the future. I do hope that he is recognized for his efforts. He did provide information on how to contact the office if needed in non-emergency situations.
    d louder on Nov 15, 2011
  • Motorcycle patrolman
    11-3-11

    Saturday afternoon, Oct. 29, my daughter and I were were stopped near Target by a motorcycle patrolman, she was ticketed for several things her own fault.  As her Mom I didnot know how things would happen after her arrest, this patrolman was very patient and kind with me and her, (though I am sure he thinks I a bit dumb not being able to understand as he had to explain the process a few times)just wanted him to know I appreciated the way he handled things. Please let him know this. So sorry I can't remember his name.
    Elizabeth Monse on Nov 03, 2011
  • Sorry I don't remember but sure he was a Seargant
    My husband and I were in the Lowes grocery store just off Bryant during our last good rain. The Officer was so pleasant to be around. He was talking to other customers in the store and my husband I have talked about it several times since. Its nice to know that San Angelo has police officers who care. Thank you very much.
    Lissa Burnett on Oct 18, 2011
  • J Cannady
    We called the SAPD after we found some of the stained-glass windows broken in our temple, Congregation Beth Israel, on Beauregard. Officer J. Cannady arrived promptly. Although I'm sure he knew there was little he could do, he walked our property, viewed the damage, took information, and acted in a concerned and professional manner. I appreciate his and your department's response.
    Jeff Lisson on Aug 13, 2011
  • J Zapata
    An elderly gentleman wandered into my office stating that he was lost. Officer Zapata responded and, after some dilligent detective work managed to find and contact his daughter. I was very impressed with officer Zapata as to his attitude, compassion, and training. Alzheimers can be difficult to deal with, and the department has obviously given training in that area.  What could have turned out badly on a very hot day had a good ending. My compliments to officer Zapata and to the SAPD as a whole. Thank you.
    John Duggan on Aug 11, 2011
  • Palmer/badge 6818
    I was involved in an auto accident on 6/23/11 in your city.  The accident was investigated by Officer Palmer, and he treated my wife, her cousin, and myself with utmost respect.  We appreciated it very much.  Thank you
    Don Branham on Jun 25, 2011
  • Juan Soto
    just wanted to say thank you for keeping the peace between all partys involved in the midst a very touchy situation. this is often hard to do when children and X-Wifes are involved. you were verry professional, courtious and knowledgable to any questions and/or situations that arose.

    thank you.
    AO3 Padgett, Branden J USN (USS Carl Vinson CVN-70) on Mar 29, 2011
  • Officer Stuart
    As the commander of the local Texas Air National Guard unit, I had received a number of questions from my troops concerning carrying knives, pepper spray, and other self protection items.  Officer Stuart was very courteous and thorough, taking the time to research and verify her answers to all of my questions.  Great service!
    Jim Marrs on Mar 14, 2011
  • Clinton Roebuck
    i have to say that this officer is a very fine young man he is very polite and does his job well
    a very satisfied taxpayer on Feb 25, 2011
  • Zack Upton
    Officer Upton assisted with a Neighborhood Watch meeting in our area January 11, 2011.  As a group we want to express our appreciation to him and the SAPD for his service to the community. It is a useful endeavor to give citizens as much information as possible so that they can assist the department appropriately.  He was professional, prepared, and a good example of who should be on the force.  Thank you.
    Sharalee Pierce on Jan 27, 2011
  • Bylsma
    Last week my child was getting in trouble at school.  In fear of going down the wrong road, I told my child we had to go to SAPD to give a statement of the incident he participated in.  Officer Bylsma was at the front desk and agreed to participate in my scare tactic.  He gave my child all the facts of delinquents etc.  I want to personally thank him for this and taking the time to care.  He was so convincing, for a moment I was scared until I remembered he actually wasn't in trouble.  THANK YOU!!! I hope this works!
    Concerned Parent on Nov 22, 2010
  • DETECTIVE YARLBROUGH
    WISH THEY ALL WERE AS PROFESSIONAL ! JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT YOU ARE A GREAT DETECTIVE AND A GREAT OFFICER . THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF OUT THERE AND GOD BLESS YOU AND THE WHOLE SAPD!
    camacho on Nov 11, 2010
  • Chris chappa
    I just wanted to say that officer chappa is a really good officer    Thank u officer chappa for Ur hard work on the streets of San  Angelo.
    Dan carrasco on Nov 04, 2010
  • area neighborhood patrolling
    Live at N Van Buren and Coleman. My Husband works for Goodyear proving grounds and works late night and early morning shifts. It is so nice to know the patrols are designated to an area now .It's so nice to see the Police that cruse by and comforting to know they are learning our area. They will learn WHO does live here and WHO doesn't Thank You For all you do!!!
    Wayne & Judy Greaves on Oct 26, 2010
  • Officer Spearman and all staff
    Chief Vasquez, I want personally commend Officer Spearman and all the officers (Det. Wasson and CSI) that responded to a break-in in my boss'es home today (6/6/10). Your officers are top notch! Very professional, detailed, and most of all very caring. I want you to know San Angelo is blessed to have officers and a chief that care for our city and it's people. All of you will continue to be in my and my families prayers, We always worry about all of you in our streets! Thank you for the deligient work. The suspects were apprehended quickly. I know my boss really appreciates all of you. May God watch over all of you and keep you safe!...Tino
    Tino Rojas on Jun 06, 2010
  • Officer Fincher
    I have to give credit where credit is due. This is in reference to a customer dispute with one of your local Clothing stores (05-28-10). Emotions were running high with a customer and the store staff. Officer Fincher along with two other Officers handled the situation with extreme professionalism. I was very much impressed by their conduct. They are a credit to your department.
                      Respectfully
                      Frank H Thumsuden
    Frank H Thumsuden on May 28, 2010
  • OFFICER LAJOI...?spelling
    thank you for your quick response on our recent concern on van zandt.....you are VERY PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS....as with ALL OUR SAPD.......WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL POLICE FORCE!!
    bill c on Apr 30, 2010
  • I am so sorry but I didn't get his name.
    Thank you to the officer that assisted me this morning.  He was very kind and helpful.  My van died at the intersection of Bowie and 42nd.  The officer helped push it out of the way and then looked under the hood to discover why it wouldn't run.  I appreciate everything you did and the kindness you showed.  It is wonderful to know that we have such wonderful people like you working such an important job.  I would like to apologize for you having to be out in the rain and hope you quickly warmed up and dried off.  I hope you have a good day and a great weekend!  Thank you so much again!

    Sincerely,
    Mary Siercks
    Mary Siercks on Apr 16, 2010
  • Unknown
    I wanted to thank the two officers that came to my house on Mcgill  for being professional and getting the noise to stop from my neighbors house.
    Richard Riley on Apr 05, 2010
  • M. VAUGHN / J. KEMP
    I HAD FILED A REPORT AND I COULD NOT BELEIVE HOW HELPFULL BOTH OF THEM WERE.  I KNOW BOTH WERE BUSY BUT THEY TOOK THE TIME TO HELP ME OUT. I HAD RETURNED TO GET MY FILED REPORT BUT THE COMPUTERS WERE DOWN AND RECORDS COULD NOT FIND IT, OFFICER KEMP WENT OUT OF HIS WAY TO CALL ME LATER THAT DAY TO TELL ME THEY WERE ABLE TO FIND MY REPORT AND I COULD COME IN AND PICK IT UP.  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!!!
    J.T. on Jan 07, 2010
  • Officer Shah
    Thank you for your guidance and suggestions regarding our recent concern. I am so proud of you and all the Officers and Staff in our police department. We citizens in San Angelo should be very grateful for such professionals "looking out" for us!!! God Bless You and Keep You Safe!!!!
    bill corases on Dec 13, 2009
  • unknown
    On November 28, 2009, my wallet disappered while I was at Walmart on Sherwood Way.  After looking extensively for it, I called the police.  The officer who took my statement was very courteous, professional and sympathetic to my situation.  In this day and age when lack of respect for authority seems to be the norm, I would like to thank him for his professionalism and let him know that he has my respect and appreciation. 

    Also, I have attended Adoration at my Church during the wee hours of the morning.  I have noticed the police presence on Avenue N (the route I travel) and in the area of the Adoration Chapel.  I greatly appreciate this and it makes me feel safer when I go to Adoration in the middle of the night.

    Thank you so much to the entire San Angelo Police Department
    Patricia PIlger on Dec 11, 2009
  • To All Officers
    Thank you for the jobs that you do.I would like to say it for my self and on behalf of my family and friends.Thanks for keeping us safe.
                  GOD BLESS YA'LL
    Everett J Alsobrook on Aug 15, 2009
  • Chris Cimino
    Congratulations on your new son. Keep up the good work in the community. Policer officers are not recognized often enough.So THANKS for all you do!
    Jacky Payne on Jun 25, 2009
  • Randall Herndon
    Officer Herndon pulled me over for a tail light needing to be replaced. I was issued a Fix & Dismiss citation-- but the reason I'm making this compliment is because he was one of the nicest cops I have ever had the pleasure of issuing me a citation. He introduced himself, and even asked if there was anything else that he could do for me. We were all struck by his polite demeanor, and since it was very refreshing and appreciated I thought I'd give him a job well done comment on here, and I will promptly take care of the tail light. Thank you!
    Sharalyn Bell on May 06, 2009
  • Chris Cimino and Tim Coffman
    Thank you so much for your courteous and professional assistance when my vehicle was burglarized.  You responded in what seemed like three minutes at the most, took care of the issue, and justice was served!  Great work!!!!!!!
    Ricki Fields-Galyean on May 01, 2009
  • Officer Alan Hill
    Chief Vasquez you are blessed and privileged to have Officer Hill on your force. Officer Hill goes above and beyond the call of duty. I am a student at the university studying criminal justice and as a class project I had to interview a police officer. Not only did Officer Hill answer my many questions for my paper, he helped me with my research for my presentation. It showed me that our city was actively encouraging higher education. Thank you so much for all of your help Officer Hill in supporting higher education!

    Sam
    Sam Hernandez on Apr 28, 2009
  • Officer Baker
    Just want to THANK YOU for your encouragement and Im praying that I will be able to become a part of the San Angelo Police. THANK YOU!!!
    ALMA RAMOS on Apr 24, 2009
  • K.L Dye
    I would like to thank officer K.L Dye on his demeanor during what appeared to be an out of control situation. Mr. Dye remained calm, professional and attentive to the events that took place. He is a true asset to the force and we are very fortunate to have officers like Mr. Dye working for the San Angelo police department.
    James Lewis on Apr 14, 2009
  • Received speeding ticket 3/17/09 near Fannin School.
    I came off Glenna where speed limit is 45 onto 29th (30) & motorcycle cop followed behind me until I stopped at red light just past Fannin. Only after setting thru the red light & the light turned green did the cop flash me & gave me a ticket for 39 in a 30.
    Is that proper? To follow 3 or 4 blocks & wait  thru a traffic signal to decide if he's going to ticket me or not....
    Seemed very strange, since he made no attempt to stop me at the actual time I was speeding, but after sitting thru the light 3 blocks away...
    Donna Bradley on Apr 10, 2009
  • Palmer..Quade...and others
    Thank you for a very quick and timely investigation of the hit and run accident I was involved in.  Even though the other person did not have insurance, you found them and I was able to proceed with my claim and get it resolved very promptly...  Chief Vasquez...you have a great bunch of guys working for you.
    John Hayes on Apr 05, 2009
  • Staff
    I just wanted to thank you for making a presence on Loop 306 near the Bryant exit.  Thank you for slowing down the other drivers and helping me to get to and from work safely. I appreciate each of you making a differnce and hope you all keep safe while doing your job.
    Kelli on Mar 31, 2009
  • Entire Dept
    We would like to thank the SAPD for handling some of the recent situations in our town and neighborhood. We are thankful they are brave and willing to take on the bad guys.
    Rosa H on Mar 08, 2009
  • Several
    Just wanted to say thanks for working to slow down, and hopefully end the crime at all of the storage units in town. I manage many of them and have noticed all of the help with the break ins/investigations recently. Due to the time that you take I have noticed a huge drop in break ins over the past few months. Thanks again, Jim
    Jimmy Hunter on Feb 03, 2009
  • Officer Hernandez
    Officer Hernandez is one of the police officer that come to Glenn Middle School. He is absolutely great not only doing his job but more than that. He communicates with the other students there. He can light up any situation or just bring smiles on peoples faces. He has that certain sense of humor than lingers around him.
    jered thomason on Jan 30, 2009
  • Officer Palmer
    I want to thank Officer Palmer for his kindness and sense of humor.  I was going a bit too fast in my neighborhood and was pulled over to receive a warning.  When asked for my license, I grabbed my Debit card out of my wallet.  He laughed and kindly told me that it was not what he needed.  We had a great laugh over the fact that the Debit card is what I must pull out of my wallet most often.  Thank you Officer Palmer for your good humor and kindness.
    Tammy Jones on Jan 30, 2009
  • Todd Dornhecker
    After several officers had a busy morning with the
    "Shop with a Cop" program on Sat the 13th., they were taking a large group of the kids to Mr Gatti's for lunch. I sort of jokingly asked Officer Dornhecker if he could do an unlock on our "very locked" up car. He almost beat me to the car and had it open in about 45 seconds. He made the rest of our granddaughter's birthday party a lot more stress free. Thanks!!
    Larry M. Lindsey on Dec 19, 2008
  • B. BYLSMA
    JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION..
    WESLEY KNIGHT on Dec 17, 2008
  • Officer Hernandez
    Just wanted to let Officer Hernandez know what an outstanding job he performed at the Christmas Parade, and Lighting of the Christmas tree. He is a truly professsional person who cares about the public
    Kevin McCoulskey on Dec 14, 2008
  • unknown
    12/08 17.25.
    Coming home from work my husband and I saw an officer coming north on Bell St stop traffic and put his lights on. As he got out of the car we saw that there was an animal laying in the road.
    I know that your depart. is under staffed, and it must be easy to become task orientated with more important issues, but it is wonderful to know that you have kind compassionate
    officers.
    sue & robert B on Dec 08, 2008
  • Officer David Kahn
    We wanted to thank David for his constant concern with the safety of the people of Desert Shadows Apt. He has been of great help and we wish him best of luck in the future.
    Eric Emerson on Nov 13, 2008
  • Officer Richard Dahl
    We express our appreciation to Officer Dahl for his initiative and professionalism in handling a difficult disorderly conduct case in our neighborhood.
    Dr. and Mrs. Edward Vogelpohl on Sep 30, 2008
  • Officer Denis King
    We express our appreciation to Officer King for his diligence and professionalism in helping us with a difficult disorderly conduct case in our neighborhood.
    Dr. and Mrs. Edward Vogelpohl on Sep 30, 2008
  • Doll
    Friends, I was born raised and educated in San Angelo but have lived in Colorado for many years.  Recently my wife and I returned for my mother's 90th birthday.  We always enjoy coming to San Angelo, it is a pleasant and beautiful little city.  We were heading for our motel Thursday, September 11 when the right front wheel fell off our Jeep liberty on Johnson Street in front of the Verizon building during five o'clock traffic.  Officer Doll happened up on the scene and deftly directed traffic and helped us get our wounded vehicle out-of-the-way.  He was courteous, professional, and friendly and stayed on the scene until the tow truck arrived.  Sometimes I forget how friendly and helpful West Texans can be.  Officer Doll reminded me.  Thanks, Ron Cosper, Evergreen Colorado
    Ron Cosper on Sep 18, 2008
  • San Angelo Police Dept
    I would like to say thanks to all the SAPS Officer for talkin action on the FSLDS problem. I use to live in San Angelo and a the joy of working with the Police a lot with the East Concho Volunteer Fire Dept. these guys are great. I know live in Midland Tx and will have to say that the Midland PD is no where near the SAPD,
    thanks
    Jeromy Hewitt
    Midland, Tx
    Jeromy Hewitt on Jun 14, 2008
  • All of San Angelo Police Officers and Staff
    We wanted to convey our deep appreciation to all of you for your hard work done so well!! I am always so proud to tell people in other cities how great you folks are. My personal experience with law inforcement came when my home was destroyed by teenage burglars. I was amazed when in 2 hours you people had identified and had already begun gathering my stolen items!!! I also am very grateful to all the Officers that respond to our neighborhood here on Van Zandt. You people are "TOP SHELF" in law inforcement and as citizens of San Angelo!! God Bless You And Keep You Safe!!
    Bill Corases on May 16, 2008
  • You sure have one gigantic fiasco going on in San Angelo, Tx!  How many times is Texas going to repeat Waco? One large scale government raid after another on religious people who seem to be doing nothing more than minding their own business.  The so called "facts" of this case (e.g., mystery 16 year old girl) have all but disappeared and what's left makes everyone in Texas look bad.
    Jason Canon on Apr 16, 2008
  • Entire Police Department and State of Texas
    Just wanted to add my personal thanx as well to the courageous San Angelo Police Department and State of Texas for addressing the horrendous situation taking place under the guise of religion on the FSLDS site.  Please know there are MANY people across this country who support you whole-heartedly in your efforts to rescue these helpless children and, god-willing, resurrect some sanity in their mothers.

    At least in Texas there are still some true Americans willing to take a risk and make hard and difficult choices to benefit the at-risk, the helpless, the abused.

    Thank you!!!
    Nicole Boehm
    San Diego, CA
    Nicole Boehm on Apr 15, 2008
  • Thank You - everyone
    I have been trying to figure out how to send a message to all of the courageous police officers and child protection employees in Texas who had the guts to go in and pull those children to safety. I hope this will reach them.

    Words cannot describe my joy at finally seeing someone do something.  I cannot imagine how difficult it must have been to have the patience
    to wait until you had enough evidence to go in "en masse." It must have been brutal, knowing what was going on and not being able to move on it.

    I have been reading about these sub-human men for a long time, have followed this disgusting practice of enslavement, brain washing and misuse of public welfare funds to finance their private pedophyle paradise. No less evil than the Talaban, these traitors to democracy, have desecrated the joys and rights of children, and the natural, God-given bonding  of mother, father and child.  Love is not a word they either understand nor honor.

    My deepest thanks and praise go to you all. My prayers go also to you, and to these children, their mis-guided mothers and the generous-hearted individuals who will help them transition into a more healthy, loving life.

    Martha Prime Smith-Felver
    Doylestown, PA
    Martha Smith_Felver on Apr 13, 2008
  • Butch James
    We would like to commend Butch James on an outstanding job keeping our Town & Country store safe. He is a very caring and friendly officer. We appreciate you Butch!
    Lisa M. and Allie P. on Apr 07, 2008
  • Officer Alan Hill and Karen, Dispatcher
    While out on patrol last week, Officer Hill noticed that our back door was open.  He made sure that our house hadn't been broken into and called dispatch to have them inform me of the situation.  I was off-campus at the time and difficult to reach, but Karen, the dispatch officer, made sure I got the message.  This type of service reflects very highly on the SAPD, and makes San Angelo a great place to live.  Thank you, Officer Hill and Karen!
    Aaron Oliver on Mar 18, 2008
  • Todd Dornhecker
    I would like to commend Todd Dornhecker for making my neighborhood safer, and for doing his job to that end.  While I was working late in the evening on night, he noticed my garage was open and took the time to make sure everything was ok.  My wife and I were very impressed with his caring attitude and professional demeanor.  The Police department should be proud to have a member like him.
    Mark Lack on Feb 19, 2008
  • Several officers, see message
    I am an administrator at San Angelo Central High School.  Each day, we are blessed to have SAPD and/or LPPD officers on our campus to assist us in supervising the learning environment.  These officers include, but are not limited to:
    Sergeant Dornhecker, Officer Elrod, Officer Ed Smith, Officer Heronema, Officer Chappa (LPPD), Officer Yarbrough (LPPD), Officer Garza, Officer Medley, Officer Delaughter, Officer Anderson (City Marshal), and Officer Nunez (City Marshal).  Each and every day, these fine officers can be counted upon to provide outstanding support to campus students, teachers, and administration.  Their consistently high degree of professionalism and selfless service reflects great credit on the San Angelo Police Department.  We highly appreciate your work.
    Aaron Oliver on Feb 17, 2008