Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Celebrates Promotions and Awards

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Celebrates Promotions and Awards

January 20 2023

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office recognized the men and women within the department as well as partnering agencies for their commitment to public safety. 

The Promotions and Awards Ceremony was held at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

Captain Kevin Hunt was appointed into the position as Captain of the FBCSO Court Division. He joined the Sheriff's Office in the fall of 2022. He was born and raised in Fort Bend County. Captain Hunt began his career in law enforcement in 2001 when he joined the Houston Police Department as a patrol officer. After 20 years of dedicated service, he retired as a senior officer. He then transferred to the Port Patrol Division helping secure the Port of Houston. Captain Hunt was pinned by his cousin, Judge Teena Watson. 

Captain Kevin Hunt
Deputy Kathryn Petrash was promoted to sergeant. She is a graduate of the FBCSO Gus George Law Enforcement Academy and was 2019 class president. She has proudly served within many divisions of the Sheriff's Office including dispatch, support services, and detention. She was also a member of Honor Guard. Sergeant Petrash was pinned by her father, Harris County Sheriff's Office Reserve Sergeant, Dan Petrash.
Sergeant Kathryn Petrash
Deputy Terrance Wall was promoted to sergeant. He is a graduate of the FBCSO Gus George Law Enforcement Academy. He obtained his basic instructor certification and was a member of Honor Guard. He celebrates 15 years within law enforcement, having also completed eight years with Fort Bend County Constable Precinct 1. Sergeant Wall was pinned by his son, Zion Wall.
Sergeant Terrance Wall
During the ceremony, various divisions recognized personnel who went above and beyond in their role within the department. Surrounding partnering agencies were also recognized for their contributions including the Texas Rangers, Home Depot Investigators, Homeland Security, and Rosenberg PD.
Dep. Kayla Elwood  
Investigator Jesse Murphy
Home Depot Investigator Mike Collins

Service awards were also distributed to personnel completing 5, 10, 20, 25, and 30 years of service with the Sheriff's Office. 

Investigator Jose Hernandez, 25 years   Dep. Connie Lilly, 25 years
Lt. Scott Soland, 30 years
"It's always a great day when we see families and friends come together to celebrate," said Sheriff Eric Fagan. "Each individual recognized plays a vital role in the overall efforts of the Sheriff's Office to serve and protect the citizens of Fort Bend County."


About the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office was founded in 1837 and is the largest law enforcement agency in Fort Bend County—the most diverse county in Texas. The FBCSO has over 800 employees, including 565 sworn peace officers and 25 reserve deputies dedicated to protecting and serving nearly 900,000 Fort Bend County residents. Among the 10 fastest-growing counties in the nation, Fort Bend covers 885 square miles and includes 21 unincorporated communities.

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