Williamson County Deputies Association News

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Here at the Williamson County Deputies Association we feel it is our duty and privilege to help spread the word. The simple truth is this: 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This year alone over 250,000 women in our country will be diagnosed with the disease. It is the most common cancer among women worldwide.   These facts are not meant ...
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Remembering 9/11

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September 11th, 2001 rocked America to the core. We will always remember the bravery, strength, and courage the first responders portrayed on that day. On September 11th, please take a moment to honor the 343 heroes who lost their lives. Check out the 9/11 Memorial & Museum website to find a memorial near you.

Officer Calms Nervous Child

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We love the viral video from HeartThreads that tells the story of a Texas police officer calming down a nervous child. He let the boy sit in his patrol car and gave him a tour of the police department. The best part? That boy wants to be a police officer when he grows up now! Can’t wait to have you as a brother in law enforcement, Jacob! Check out the video here!

CA Deputy Freed Bear Trapped in Car

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Sometimes our job goes beyond our training to help those around us in a different way. We’re grateful to our fellow deputy who stepped up to save a bear by breaking a car window so it could escape. Check out the Placer County Sheriff’s Office video here.

2018 Line of Duty Deaths

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Our country has struggled with the balance of political correctness, maintaining civil rest and protecting those who protect our communities. So far in 2018, too many law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty helping to maintain these principles. Let’s take a moment to remember all of these brave heroes by reviewing the 2018 Honor Roll of Heroes… Click here to learn about them.

Celebrating Police Week 2018

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This year, from May 13th to May 19th, thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friends, family, and survivors gather in Washington D.C for National Police Week. In 2017 alone, 129 officers were killed in the line of duty. Since 1791, a total of 21,541 officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the most moving ceremonies is the Annual Candlelight Vigil, where the...
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National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job. This M...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave me...
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Williamson County Local Businesses we need your help

Williamson County Local Businesses we need your help
Once a year we reach out to the businesses in our local community asking you for your support.  Annually we look at how we can increase our impact in our community, and we continually strive to outdo our previous year. Your support allows us to make a bigger impact in the community we both share. Here is your chance to join the Williamson County DA's community outreach mission. Join us by don...
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We Need Your Support Now More than Ever

We Need Your Support Now More than Ever
We proudly protect our communities, children, and families, despite the difficult year the brave men and women of Law Enforcement has had to face. It is not an easy job, but we wear our badge with a humble pride and seek to make the community we share a safer place to live and work. That’s why I am asking for your help. At the time you receive this letter there have been 134 line of duty deaths of...
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Special Olympics Fire Truck Pull

Special Olympics Fire Truck Pull
We were proud to support the Special Olympics by participating in the 2015 Fire Truck Pull competition at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock. This is a great annual event hosted by Round Rock that not only supports an awesome cause, but gets the juices of competition flowing. We're always looking to recruit the biggest and strongest for next year, so get with a board member if you want to be a part of...
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K9 Unit Shines in Competition

K9 Unit Shines in Competition
On November 9th, the Williamson County S.O. K9 Unit competed in the 1st Annual South Texas K9 Competition in Pharr, TX (sponsored by the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office). Deputy Brian Dirner and Nemo placed 2nd in the Narcotics event, Deputy Josiah Bennett and Rody placed 2nd in the Fast / Hard dog event, and Deputy Albert Ortiz and Axel brought home 1st place in the Devil Dog Event (hardest bitin...
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WCDA Supports Youth Expo!

WCDA Supports Youth Expo!
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The WCDA was proud to support the Williamson County Youth Expo, and we "bought" a couple of pigs at sale (Yes, pigs...it was intentional and is comical). We found the attached sweet photo and note in our mailbox just before year's end and had to share.(Click image for larger display)   Thanks, Maggie!

The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally sho...
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YMCA 5-Miler Event

YMCA 5-Miler Event
On November 8th, 2015 some of our Corrections members participated in the Twin Lakes YMCA 5-Miler event, benefiting Y scholarships for area youth and families. Runners in photo include: Daniel Herold, Jeremy Langsweirdt, Christopher Morlock, and Tony English.Rod Hampton was also on site supporting our guys. Thanks for representing us!

Internet and Website Safety Tips

Internet and Website Safety Tips
Internet and Website Safety Tips: Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others. Her...
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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention
Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone. -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else....
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