By Lynda Jones
Crockett Police Chief David Cross describes Sgt. Alfredo Fajardo as a team player who has worked hard during his seven years with the CPD.
Fajardo recently was named as the Crockett Police Department's 2015 Officer of the Year.
Fajardo is a 2007 graduate of the Angelina College Police Academy. He began his law enforcement career with Crockett PD in September 2008.
While praising Fajardo for his hard work, Cross noted that Fajardo always volunteers to work extra duty, regardless of the shift or hours needed.
"He is one of our field training officers and has trained several officers at the department," Cross said. "He is proactive in the community and gives presentations when called upon."
Additionally, Fajardo is diligent in his paperwork, Cross reported. Fajardo also receives compliments from the District Attorney and County Attorney about his professional presentation in court on the cases that he works.
Editor's Note: When I arrived in Crockett in 2010, Fajardo was the first person I met. He was very polite, professional and understanding when he stopped me in front of the Courthouse on Memorial Day. Yes, embarrassing as it is to admit, I had proceeded to go the wrong way on The Square! Fortunately there were no other vehicles in view.
His first words were, "I see you're from out of town." The most obvious clue was the Colorado license plate on my car. He explained "the Square" to me, and pointed me in the direction I needed to go to return to the motel.
Congratulations, Sgt. Fajardo, you deserve this honor!