Deputies Honored at Wichita County Sheriff's Office Ceremony

Wichita Falls, Texas - The Wichita County Sheriff's Office held an awards ceremony Thursday morning in the 30th District Courtroom, where several Deputies received awards for their achievements.

The Life Saving Award was awarded to Deputy Gabriel Villarreal, according to officials on May 8, 2015, Deputy Gabriel Villarreal was working a special detail in Electra after a severe storm came through the area, knocking out all power in the city. 

Deputy Villarreal observed smoke coming out of a residence in the 700 block of East Michigan. Deputy Villarreal entered the residence and carried out a 71-year-old female that had been burned in the fire.  The female was transported to Electra Memorial Hospital by ambulance and was treated for the burns. 

The Tessa Price Award was awarded to Deputy Greg Wilson. The Tessa Price Award is given to the Deputy who makes the most DWI arrests. The award was made in honor of Tessa Price, who lost her life to a drunk driver. Deputy Wilson made 32 DWI arrests

Wichita County Sheriff's Office also now has an official Honor Guard.  These men and women will represent the Wichita County Sheriff's Office at numerous events and functions.

Honor Guard Members Include:

Lt. George Robinson

Lt. Patrick McFerrin

Lt. Ray Schultz

Sergeant Carl Magee

Sergeant Garland Prince

Sergeant Sergio Teruel

Corporal Josh Brown

Corporal Lee Crossman

Corporal Mark Whipple

Deputy Kim Ames

Deputy Patrick Bradford

Deputy Brien Conner

Deputy Chris Barnett

Deputy Roy Biter

Deputy Alan Boyd

Deputy Ralph Burdick

Deputy Joe Gallego

Deputy Melvin Joyner

Deputy David Stout

Deputy Gabriel Villarreal

Deputy John Warner

Deputy Eric Wisch