Special to the News-Times
SHEPHERD — The San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Department honored an Shepherd man for his assistance in solving a burglary case.
Brenda Myers, executive director of the Community and Children's Impact Center, said Teddy Theodore Elliot’s efforts helped stop numerous thefts from the center’s thrift shop.
“Each time Deputy Brian Cosme would respond to take statements, Teddy was always delighted to assist by reviewing all the videos and putting them on a sim card for the deputy,” Myers said. “Every time he would tell each and every customer how he helped solved a crime in our community.”
Myers said Teddy is a very kind and much-loved person in the community and is always helping others, so because of that, she contacted the Sheriff’s Department and asked him if there was a recognition process for this.
“(Cosme) reached out to Sheriff Greg Capers and with no hesitation, they made arrangements for Teddy to be picked up in a patrol car and escorted to the Police Station, where he was met by other law enforcement officers,” she said. “They presented a Citizens Award recognizing Teddy for assisting San Jacinto County Sheriffs Dept to stomp out crime.”
Myers said she truly is grateful for the kindness shown by the SJCSO to such an amazing person.
“Everyone who knows and loves Teddy also knows this will be a memory he will never forget,” she said. “He is a valued and very much-appreciated volunteer at the Impact Thrift Shop in Shepherd.
“I would like to recognize the San Jacinto County Sheriff's Department for this,” Myers said. “They went the extra mile by giving him an award, a hat which he will probably never take off, a pen for his jacket and a tour of the Police Station.”