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November 21st, 2011
20 graduate from Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy

Front row, left to right: Samuel Chapa, Irene Hernandez, Catherine Kelly, Deborah Huffman, Naomi Narvaiz, Jeffrey Narvaiz, Lee Garcia, and Kendra Marsteller. Middle row, left to right: Gabriel Gomez, Bruce Barnes, Andrew Garcia, George Myers, and Lawrence Bader. Back row, left to right: Deputy Jeffrey Jordan, Herb Koenig, Patrick Kelly, Wade King, Jackie Taylor, Sheriff Gary Cutler, and Stephen Meyer. Graduates not pictured: Sharron Sullivan and Ronald Huffman. PHOTO via HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE


Twenty Hays County citizens received graduation certificates from Sheriff Gary Cutler last week after undergoing a 45-hour course featuring firearm training, emergency vehicle operations, and other law enforcement-related activities.

The students, who comprised the 24th class of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy, were afforded an opportunity to learn about the law enforcement profession and see life from the perspective of a police officer. The academy, which is in its 12th year, features two classes each year, with each class spread out over 13 weeks. The course is taught by Hays County sheriff’s deputies, correction officers, detectives, emergency communication officers, and police officers from the San Marcos Police Department.

The next academy is scheduled to begin Feb. 2, 2012. Information and applications will be available at the beginning of December.

“We encourage as many as possible to come and join our extended family,” said Deputy Jeff Jordan, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

For further information or questions, contact Jordan at 512-393-7373 or

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