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Investigator Kristin Davis Honored with Award

BCSO Investigator Kristin Davis was honored on 4/25/2019 with the first ever Multidisciplinary Team MVP Award by the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center during a special luncheon.

The “Multidisciplinary Team Service Award” was developed to honor persons who are making significant contributions to the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team through their time, actions and commitment. The honoree selected serves as a role model for safety, justice, and healing and is striving to make our communities a better place.

Congratulations on an honor well deserved!

New Deputy Sworn In

Sheriff Calvin Boyd and BCSO are pleased to announce our newest hire for patrol deputy, Richard Murray. Deputy Murray comes to us from the panhandle area of Texas where he was a Deputy Sheriff for several years. He was sworn in on 4/23/2019 by Sheriff Boyd. Deputy Murray’s wife pinned on his new Burnet County badge and his family was in attendance.

Deputy Murray will now begin an extensive field training program before he being released to solo duty. Please join us in welcoming him to the Burnet County family!

BCSO Deputies and DPS Trooper Receive Lifesaving Award

On 3/15/2019, Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Eric Molina and Leon Ingersoll along with DPS Trooper Daniel Ruiz received the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Lifesaving Award for their actions on December 29, 2018 at the scene of a major traffic collision.

Front Row: Deputy Eric Molina, Deputy Leon Ingersoll, Trooper Daniel Ruiz
Back Row: Sheriff Calvin Boyd, Patrol Captain Steve Clark, Chief Deputy Mike Cummings

Deputies Molina, Ingersoll, and Trooper Ruiz responded to a major two vehicle collision on 12/29/2018 south of Marble Falls on US 281. One vehicle caught fire and the driver was pinned in the wreck. These officers utilized at least 8 fire extinguishers and broke out windows to help the trapped driver. Deputy Ingersoll used his patrol unit to push the burning car away from the other vehicle so that rescuers could get to the driver’s door to help the trapped driver.

Their actions were pivotal in buying time for fire and EMS to arrive and take over rescuing the driver, who was stabilized and air lifted to a trauma center. Without their heroic actions, the driver would have certainly perished that day in the burning vehicle. Molina, Ingersoll, and Ruiz were treated at the scene by EMS and at the emergency room for smoke inhalation. All three returned to duty later that day.

New Deputies Sworn In

BCSO is proud to announce that two new additions to the team were sworn in on March 4, 2019 by Sheriff Calvin Boyd. Both are experienced officers and will make a great addition to Burnet County.

Natalie Sharp joins us as our new Animal Control Deputy. She will begin an orientation period with the Patrol Division before she attends training to become certified for Animal Control.

Deputy Natalie Sharp was sworn in by Sheriff Calvin Boyd and her badge was pinned on by her father.

Scott Davis was also sworn in today and will be assigned to the Patrol Division as a field deputy. He will now complete the Field Training Program before being released to solo duty.

Sheriff Calvin Boyd with Deputy Scott Davis

BCSO Awarded Grant for K9

The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from K9s4COPS, an organization that provides K9s to law enforcement agencies on a grant basis.

Deputy Kyle Ciolfi was selected from our staff to be the K9 handler and was able to meet and bond with K9 Ron (aka Jag) on 2/18/2019. They will now begin an intensive K9 course together at Pacesetter K9 in Liberty Hill that will equip Deputy Ciolfi and K9 Ron to perform narcotics detection and tracking functions.

As a part of the grant agreement, Burnet County SO will equip a patrol unit with the appropriate K9 cage, provide a kennel at the deputy’s house, and make arrangements for feeding and medical care for the K9.