CFISD police honor aspiring officer with surprise campus visit

May 15, 2015

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CFISD Chief of Police Alan Bragg surprises Holmsley Elementary School first-grade student Carlos Perez during a visit to the school on May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

May 15, 2015—The CFISD police department paid a special visit to a Holmsley Elementary School student interested in a career in law enforcement on May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Holmsley first-grade student Carlos Perez and his mother originally visited the CFISD police department last fall during a command staff meeting. Bearing a box of donuts, Perez showed a handmade poster that said “All about me … Carlos. I want to be a police officer,” to CFISD Chief of Police Alan Bragg.

“We visited with this fine young man and admired his art work and talked to him about special things he could do to move forward with his goal of being a police officer—stay in school, study hard, learn math, science, reading and all the things that will help him in his future profession,” Chief Bragg said.

Perez visited the police officers two other times throughout the school year, so Chief Bragg chose to return the favor with a visit to Holmsley during National Police Week. The visit, on May 15, also coincided with National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

“Something caused Carlos to figure out who we were and where we were and he put something together for us. Apparently he’s pretty serious about being a police officer,” Chief Bragg said. “It was a little bit overwhelming to see what he had done for us, so we wanted to do something special for him.”

Chief Bragg, along with Assistant Chief of Police Mike Baker and Lieutenant Jimmy Banks, visited Holmsley on May 15 to surprise Perez with a “Junior Police Officer – Rookie of the Year” certificate. They also awarded badges and pencils for every student in his class.

Holmsley Principal Ana Diaz said she was excited to participate in the recognition, knowing that Perez has been thinking about his future career.

“With college and career week coming up, this is something to highlight for our students,” Diaz said. “It’s not too early for them to start thinking about what they want to do to achieve their goals. We are proud of Carlos for this achievement.”

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CFISD Police Chief Alan Bragg presents Holmsley Elementary School first-grade student Carlos Perez with a Junior Police Officer – Rookie of the Year award during his visit to the school.

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Holmsley first-grade student Carlos Perez displays the tribute poster that the CFISD police department made for him as a tribute for expressing interest in law enforcement.

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The CFISD police department honors Holmsley Elementary School first-grade student Carlos Perez at the school on May 15. Pictured (clockwise from top right) are Alan Bragg, chief of police; Jimmy Banks, lieutenant; Ana Diaz, Holmsley principal; Mike Baker, assistant chief of police; Crystal Zambrano, Carlos’s mother; and Carlos Perez. 

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