Police officers honored at banquet

by | Dec 6, 2018 | Latest

Officer Korey Redding and Sgt. Frank Gonzalez were awarded Officer and Supervisor of the Year at the department’s Christmas party Friday, Nov. 30. The duo received name plaques as their awards. (Wyndi Veigel/The Farmersville Times)

Police officers are among those that watch over the general population and are there in many instances for their worst days.

For this year’s Police Officer of the Year Korey Redding and Supervisor of the Year Sergeant Frank Gonzalez, the job has been a calling from the beginning.

Redding, who has been an officer with the Farmersville PD for more than five years, works the night shift. He is considered one of the department’s swing shift officers meaning that he works whenever needed to help cover vacations or illnesses.

He began his career in law enforcement as a detention officer for the Rockwall County Sheriff’s Office. He was a jailer for more than three years before starting as reserve officer for the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. He attended the Academy at Paris Junior College through the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office.

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