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June, 2015  // Posts published in June, 2015

Canine Rescue

Canine Rescue

Supervisor/Officer Joe Cerdas was on his way to work early the other day in his personal car. He lives on the west end and was just nearing the end of the seawall. It was in the height of tropical storm Bill and the wind was blasting, so he was driving carefully. Suddenly his radio crackled […]

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19 Jun Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on BBQ and Recognition

BBQ and Recognition

BBQ and Recognition

It’s been a rough summer. The guards have performed under all kinds of adverse conditions admirably. Come support them tonight for our 18th annual BBQ fundraiser. This is the beach party of the year with well over a thousand Lifeguards, Junior Guards, water people, beach lovers and supporters of the various groups that work so […]

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12 Jun Beach Safety, Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Sandbars

Sandbars

Sandbars

I got an interesting call from a local woman who told me to write about what it means to “step off a sandbar” and why that can cause someone to drown. The woman, now in her 90’s, said when she was young she had to hand her 3 year old to someone else and trust […]

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05 Jun Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on GC Speech

GC Speech

GC Speech

Galveston Police Department Chief Henry Porretto and I both sit on the advisory board for the Galveston College Law Enforcement Academy. Last week we both had the honor to speak to the graduating class. Chief Porretto did an excellent talk about the core values of a peace officer, so I chose to focus on the […]

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