Werner named LCSO employee of the month

Cp. Darrell Werner is the Liberty County Sheriff's Office employee of the month for February 2019.

Liberty County Sheriff Bobby Rader started out the new year with an announcement at the recent monthly agency meeting that, for the second time, Cpl. Darrell Werner was selected for the Employee of the Month.

“This February nomination and selection came from a fellow employee with the support of many other co-workers of Cpl. Werner who know him as one of the most personable and dedicated leaders within the sheriff’s office,” said Capt. Ken DeFoor, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office. “This is not the first time for Werner to garner this prestigious award as he was also selected this past year for the same award and it is a testament to his consistency of his work ethics as well as his ability as a front line patrol division supervisor.”

A veteran law enforcement officer, Cpl. Werner graduated from the Hardin-Jefferson County Police Academy in September 1989. After working as a deputy with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and a three-year assignment as chief of police with the Bartlett, Texas, police department, he came to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office four years ago. Werner quickly rose through the ranks to become a supervisor in the patrol division.

During these years of service, Werner attended some high profile classes on various law enforcement related subjects such as Crime Scene Investigation, First Line Supervisor classes, Child Abuse classes and is presently one of the agencies Fire Arms Instructors. He has amassed well over 2,000 hours of specialized training and now holds a master’s certification with the Texas Commission On Law Enforcement.

Cpl. Werner is married with four adult children. He is quick to say that all his heroes are yesterday’s country western musicians and singers. His dad stands tall and above all of those as his number one hero. Werner and his dad had a band called the “Blue Grass Buddies” and sang on television as well as radio and later formed the “Rawhide” country band playing many gigs in Liberty County. A guitar player and singer himself, he feels a strong bond to the country western world and credits his father for forming his younger years right up to his adult years into a strong faith-based family lifestyle.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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