Update: Thursday, 8:30 a.m.

RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – In the wake of the Quarterly Awards Ceremony, the Randall County Sheriff’s Office released a list of those who were recognized with awards and promotions throughout the agency.

Awards and promotions announced during the Wednesday ceremony included:

  • Years of Service Award – Officer Shane Slough;
  • Jail Employee of the Quarter – Officer Justin Armstrong;
  • Promotion to Corporal – Officer Cory Hopson;
  • Promotion to Sergeant – Deputy Frank Lockwood;
  • Promotion to Sergeant – Officer Hillary Garcia; and
  • Promotion to Sergeant – Officer Kris Kleman.

The sheriff’s office also said that there were multiple agency members commended for bravery and outstanding service, including Cpl. Nick Grant, Deputy Stephen Williams, and Deputy Mason Turner. According to Sheriff Forbis during the ceremony, those members were recognized due to their service during a July shooting at an Amarillo events center that resulted in the deaths of two people and multiple injuries.

Original story:

RANDALL COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to an announcement from the agency, the Randall County Sheriff’s Office will recognize a number of its employees on Wednesday during its Quarterly Awards Ceremony.

Set for 2:15 p.m. at the Randall County Sheriff’s Office classroom, officials said that the office will present several awards, including:

  • Employee of the quarter;
  • Service awards;
  • Life-saving awards; and
  • Promotions.

Previously, the sheriff’s office held another quarterly awards ceremony in July, during which Sheriff Christopher Forbis also presented Texas flags to the families of Sergeant Jay Claxton and Sergeant Gary Goodner, both of whom died in May while serving the agency.

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