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SJC Sheriff’s Office hosts National Police Week luncheon

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Law enforcement officials enjoy lunch.Law enforcement officials enjoy lunch.

Special to the News-Times

COLDSPRING — Sheriff Greg Capers and his command staff sponsored a luncheon for the county’s law enforcement community of SJC in celebration of National Police Week recently.

The event was in line with the week, which established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. 

“There was a clear line between good and evil and people generally looked out for one another, and law enforcement was integrated into the community. which is the objective that District Attorney-elect Todd Dillon and I will be focusing on in the very near term,” Capers said.

He went on to praise the dedication and professionalism of the people that make up the law enforcement community in SJC.

Dillon quoted John 15: -13: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend.” 

Both Capers and Dillon said the community can be of great help to the police by being more mindful of their surroundings. 

The Texas Department of Public Safety has estimated that 234,000 illegals have crossed the Texas border in the month of April alone and that number is likely to increase. 

“Don’t become complacent in that we do not share a border with Mexico,” Capers said. “These illegals, many of whom have prior convictions for crimes against society, will be looking for criminal opportunities right here in SJC. 

“If you see something suspicious don’t hesitate, call 911 and let us investigate,” Capers said. “Your safety and security are our highest priority.”

Sheriff Greg Capers talks with area law enforcement officials regarding statistics during the recent National Police Week luncheon. Courtesy photosSheriff Greg Capers talks with area law enforcement officials regarding statistics during the recent National Police Week luncheon. Courtesy photos

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