The Winnsboro Police Department has sent two officers to Uvalde to assist the police department as they work to handle all of their regular duties and those brought on by the recent massacre at the elementary school. Winnsboro Chief Andy Chester, who is friends with the Uvalde Police Chief and Assistant Chief, sent Captain Chris Hill and Sgt Ryan Hill to assist Uvalde police.
FB Message From Winnsboro Police Chief Andy Chester
Thursday afternoon, I received an email from the Texas Police Chief’s Association stating that Uvalde PD requested assistance. I know the hearts of the men and women of the Winnsboro Police Department and know that each has a servant’s heart. I knew when I sent the message out to the officers that I would have to decide on who to send. It’s not that any are better than others. It was a decision to make sure WPD is also staffed well. Before I could set my phone down, I was getting messages from the officers, asking for details. So I decided to send Captain Chris Hill and Sgt. Ryan Brown. They made it down Saturday evening and went right to work.
Captain Hill and I are friends with the Chief and Assistant Chief at Uvalde, so we have a personal interest in helping our friends and the community. Someone stated that we were doing this for PR, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. We sent officers to Van, Emory, and Canton during their terrible tornadoes, and we sent officers to Uvalde in hopes that if we ever have to call for help, they will come to our aid. I am staying in contact with our guys, and from what I am hearing, please pray for the community without ceasing. Captain Hill and Sgt. Brown are operating a command post, making sure that calls for service are covered and providing protection for the city. I couldn’t be prouder of our Department!