The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has joined other law enforcement agencies from around the state and nation in offering assistance to areas hit by Hurricane Harvey.
Sheriff Richard D. Wiles and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has sent six deputies to Katy Monday evening.
Constables from precincts 1 & 6 will also be accompanying deputies to help. The officers will be assisting area law enforcement agencies with rescues and shelter security, or as needed in the areas hit by the hurricane.
Constable Precinct 6 Javier Garcia will be leading the first team deployment along with two other Deputies for 10 days. Precinct 1 Sergeant Francisco Almada will be leading the second team for an unknown time frame and provide relief for the first team of Constables.
Both Constable Precinct 1 Oscar Ugarte and Constable Precinct 6 Javier Garcia will be monitoring the agency’s efforts in support of this operation.
Sheriff’s Deputies were prepped for the trip with supplies and gear to help them brave the harsh conditions. They will also be traveling with two rescue boats.