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Galveston, TX (May 8, 2018) –The Board
of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves (Port of Galveston) is proud to recognize
Officer Clay Garrison as the recipient of the Fifty Club “Officer of the Year”
award for outstanding achievement while serving 2017.
The Fifty Club of Galveston
County was created for the dependents of officers in Galveston County. When an
officer is injured or killed in the line of duty, the Fifty Club of Galveston
County is there with immediate financial support.
Garrison started his Law Enforcement career in 1995 with the Fort Bend
Sheriff’s Office where he worked until 1999.
He then joined the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office where he worked
until 2015. At that time, he joined the
Port of Galveston Police Department.
Garrison has joined the Port of Galveston Police Department, he has quickly
moved up to the rank of Corporal, where he is respected by his peers for his
professional standards and work ethic.
Garrison is self-initiated and continuously pursues educational
opportunities for the advancement of not only the Port Police Department, but
to better prepare himself for future career opportunities.
continues to present the administration with new fresh ideas such as writing a
proposal for a Port Police Department Drone Unit and even pursued training to
do so. Garrison demonstrates strong
firearms proficiency and is currently the lead Firearms Instructor for the
Department. In addition to this, he is a
Police Instructor, ALERRT and CRAZE Instructor and has trained with the SWAT
team. Garrison volunteers to work
overtime when the shift lacks adequate manpower, and is a mentor to his
has recently volunteered to assist Port customers and area churches with active
shooter training. Officer Garrison continues to represent the Port of Galveston
Police Department in a professional and caring manner.
currently lives in La Porte with his wife, Kelly and their nine year old son,
Tony. He loves to barbeque and shoot his many firearms.
Garrison’s investigative knowledge, and superior performance exemplify the
quality of work and commitment to service that the Port of Galveston Police
Department strives for,” said Port Director Rodger Rees.
Officer Garrison was honored at the
47th Annual Fifty Club of Galveston County Awards Luncheon held on Monday, May
7 at Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston.
About the Port of Galveston
The Port of Galveston is the
region’s gateway to the Gulf for cruise ships and international trade. Located
at the entrance to Galveston Bay, the Port leases and maintains facilities on
both Galveston Island and Pelican Island. The Galveston Island operations are a
diversified mix of cargo including roll-on/roll-off cargo, dry bulk, export
grain, refrigerated fruit, general cargo, and project cargo. In addition, the
Port handles over 1.8 million cruise passenger movements annually. The Port’s
Pelican Island facilities comprise a combination of undeveloped property, an
active ship and rig repair facility, and liquid bulk operations. The Port is a
self-supporting enterprise utility with operating revenues of approximately $34
million. It does not rely on tax dollars for operations.