OPD AND ECSO HOLD “BURGERS FOR BADGES” AT 2 WHATABURGER LOCATIONS

Odessa, Texas/March 23, 2024-The Odessa Police Department held their Burgers for Badges fundraiser event at the Whataburger located at the corner of 42nd and JBS Parkway. Burgers for Badges kicks off the annual Bustin for Badges clay shoot event. 

(Cpl. Steve LeSueur, Public Information Officer-Odessa Police Department/Odessa, Texas) 

This year’s Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot event offers a wide selection of Prizes. 

(Cpl. Steve LeSueur, Public Information Officer-Odessa Police Department/Odessa, Texas)   

The Ector County Sheriff’s Office held their Burgers for Badges event at the Whataburger on Andrews High close to East 42nd Street. 

(Lt. Richard Dickson, ECSO Canine Unit- Ector County Sheriff’s Office-Odessa, Texas) 

Deputies sold Bustin’ for Badges raffle tickets for a chance to win great prizes, while children were able to see the armored personnel carrier, and demonstrations by the Ector County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit. 

(Lt. Richard Dickson, ECSO Canine Unit- Ector County Sheriff’s Office-Odessa, Texas) 

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Family Fun Day with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office at the Ector County Coliseum Barn G

Odessa, Texas/June 3, 2023-On Saturday, June 3rd, the Ector County Sheriff’s Office kicked off the summer season with Family Fun Day at Barn G at the Ector County Coliseum. Families with children enjoyed the Sheriff’s Office assault vehicles and personal hardware. 

(Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff-Ector County Sheriff’s Office/Odessa, Texas) 

Several vendors presented tasty treats, arts and crafts and non-profit agencies provided information to moms and dads at the Family Fun Day Event. 

(Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff-Ector County Sheriff’s Office/Odessa, Texas) 

The Ector County Sheriff’s Office is proactive in bringing law enforcement and Odessa/Ector County residents together to promote safety within the community. 

(Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff-Ector County Sheriff’s Office/Odessa, Texas) 

The Ector County Sheriff’s Office plans to have more family friendly events during summer. 

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Mayor Javier Joven’s Drug and Crime Commission Project Graduation- Underage Drinking Operation

Odessa, Texas/May 24, 2023-Mayor Javier Joven’s Drug and Crime Commission spoke on the underage drinking operation for the upcoming graduation weekend. Representatives from all local law enforcement agencies were present at the press event. 

(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa/Texas) 

The Mayor’s Drug and Crime Commission reminds parents to be responsible and not encourage underage drinking, while hosting a graduation party.  

(Javier Joven, Mayor-City of Odessa/Texas) 

Ector County ISD Police will patrol the City of Odessa and issue any citations, which can be from a couple of hundred dollars to thousands of dollars or jail time to those that are caught underage and drinking, and parents who provide alcohol to minors. 

(Jeff Daniels, Ector County ISD Police Chief, Ector County ISD Police Department/Odessa, Texas)

The Odessa Police Department remind families to stay alcohol, drug and gun free at graduations parties celebrated at the home 

(Michael Gerke, Police Chief-Odessa Policed Department/Odessa, Texas) 

All local Law Enforcement Agencies want Graduates celebrate their achievements in a safe environment by attending Project Graduation. 

(Jeff Daniels, Ector County ISD Police Chief, Ector County ISD Police Department/Odessa, Texas) 

(Sara Hinshaw, Program Director-Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse)

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Ector County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Deceased Body at Kent Kwik in West Odessa

 

West Odessa/Ector County/February 23, 2023-On Thursday, February 23rd at approximately 6:04am Investigators with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office responded to a deceased body found in proximity to a trash dumpster at the Kent Kwik located at West University and Roundup in West Odessa.  

A spokesperson for the Ector County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the victim was seen alive inside the Kent Kwik Convenience Store then shortly after, exited the store. It is unknown if the person was inside the dumpster or how the victim ended up with bodily injury. 

Ector County Sheriff Office officials did confirm that there was no indication of foul play. 

The Investigators processed the scene by taking measurements and taking pictures of the Republic Trash Dump truck. The West Odessa Volunteer Fire Department washed down the area where the body of the deceased person was laying. The Ector County Sheriff’s Office took possession of the Republic Trash Truck. 

It is believed that the victim was homeless. No ID was found on the deceased. 

The name of the deceased is being withheld until the next of kin is notified. 

It’s unknown if an autopsy will be requested by the Ector County Sheriff’s Office. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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Ector County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Murder of 20 Year Old

Odessa, Texas/Ector County/December 20, 2022-On December 19th at approximately 5:47PM Ector County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the13000 block of Firewater Trail in reference to a gunshot victim. A 20-year-old male later identified as Jeramiah Nathaniel Padilla was transported to Medical Center Hospital with gunshot wounds and later died from his injuries.  

At approximately the same time Odessa Police Department responded to Odessa Regional Medical Center ER reference a 16-year-old gunshot victim.  

(Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff’s Office-Odessa, Texas) 

Next of kin was notified 

the investigation is ongoing. If you have information regarding this incident contact the Ector County Sheriff’s Office 

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Donuts with a Deputy Ector County Sheriff’s Office Community Event In Gardendale-DRB Media Communications Digital News

Ector County/Gardendale, Texas-The Ector County Sheriff’s Office held their October “Donuts with a Deputy” Community Event at the Gardendale Community Center on Tuesday morning, October 18th. Officers had the opportunity to visit with residents of Gardendale enjoying coffee and donuts. 

(Eddie Mancha, Chief Deputy-Ector County Sheriff’s Office-Odessa, Texas) 

Ector County Commissioner Precinct 2, Greg Simmons attended the “Donuts with a Deputy” supporting the efforts of The Ector County Sheriff’s Office in bridging the gap between local law enforcement and the communities of Ector County. 

(Greg Simmons, Ector County Commissioner, Pct. 2-Odessa, Texas) 

The population of Gardendale has increased significantly over several years, and with that growth, crime has increased as well. 

(Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff-Ector County Sheriff’s Office-Odessa, Texas) 

Follow the Ector County Sheriff’s Office on social media for upcoming community events. 

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