CLEAT members receive awards, Campbell, Ortiz receive Valor awards
On June 8, 2012, the 2011 Texas Law Enforcement Achievement Awards were presented at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The ceremony was conducted by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).CLEAT would like to congratulate the winners for their dedicated and heroic service to the citizens of Texas. "We would like to give special recognition to our members from Amarillo, Kilgore, Lancaster and Snyder who received awards."Awards PresentedProfessional AchievementDetective Haywood W. Sawyer, Jr. – Bellmead PDDeputy Chief George D. Little – Bexar County Constable Pct. 4Sergeant Ora L. Chandler – Houston PDSergeant Derek A. Prestridge – Texas DPSPublic ServiceSenior Corporal Lawrence D. Allen – Dallas PDSergeant Charles K. Allbright – Houston PDValorOfficer Christopher Cruz – Amarillo PDOfficer Vinilla S. King – Amarillo PDOfficer Quirino E. Mariscal – Amarillo PDOfficer Cole D. Thurman – Amarillo PDCorporal David L. Tucker – Kilgore PDLieutenant Jason B. Boulton – Lancaster PDSergeant Heath G. Crossland – Lancaster PDOfficer James T. Grimes – Lancaster PDOfficer Maeland J. James – Lancaster PDOfficer Michael H. Mayes – Lancaster PDOfficer Christopher W. Clements – Lewisville PDDetective Shawn M. Dority – Lewisville PDOfficer Rocky W. Carrell – Sam Houston State University PDCorporal Darrell W. Campbell – Snyder PDOfficer Enis L. “Lee” Ortiz – Snyder PDOfficer Paul B. Brantly – South Houston PDSergeant Justin B. Royall – Washington County SOValor (Posthumous)Officer Kevin S. Will – Houston PDOn Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at about 12:25 a.m. officers with the Snyder Police Department were dispatched to the 700 block of 26th Street in reference to a call of shots fired in the area. Cpl. Darrell Campbell and Officer Lee Ortiz responded to the area where they made contact with several individuals in a front yard of 700 26th Street. While speaking with the subjects a male who was at the residence produced a weapon and shot Cpl. Campbell then confronted Officer Ortiz. Officer Ortiz and the male were involved in a shooting and the male was killed at the scene. Cpl. Campbell was flown to UMC in Lubbock where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the head. He has since been recovering and several benefit events and prayer vigils have taken place in his honor both in Sweetwater and Snyder.Cpl. Darrell Campbell has been with the Snyder Police Department since Sept. 1, 2009. Before being an officer at the Snyder Police Department, Campbell was an officer with the Sweetwater Police Department for about six years.Officer Lee Ortiz has been with the Snyder Police Department since Oct. 23, 2003.