Deputy Jerry Basey Was Honored by The 100 Club as Officer of the Year

On May 16, 2018, Deputy Jerry Basey was honored by The 100 Club as Officer of the Year, at the 64th Annual Heroes Awards Banquet in Houston, Texas. Deputy Basey was nominated for this award by the Sheriff’s Office for his professional, and selfless, handling of three high stress encounters involving individuals with weapons.

In the first incident Deputy Basey responded to a suicidal person who was armed with a knife.  As Deputy Basey attempted to resolve the situation, the subject took off running and was eventually taken into custody preventing any injuries to the subject or Deputy Basey.

During a second call, Basey was assisting a fellow deputy on a search for a burglary suspect.  The suspect was located, but rather than responding to Basey’s commands he sat down and put a knife to his throat. The lead deputy was able to distract the suspect, allowing Basey gain control of the suspect, again without injury to the subject or Deputy Basey.

The third instance, occurred when Deputy Basey was searching for a burglary suspect in the early morning hours. Deputy Basey, and his trainee, located the suspect walking down the road and carrying a large hunting knife. Basey quickly exited the vehicle and gave commands, which resulted in the suspect dropping the knife and being taken into custody without injury.

In all three incidents, Deputy Basey displayed a courageous and calm demeanor in a high stress situation.  Again, congratulations to Deputy Basey for his service to this community as well as being selected as Office of the year.

Picture left to right: Sheriff Chris Kirk, Sgt. Ed Ramirez, Deputy Jerry Basey, and Chief Deputy Jim Stewart.