Christopher Kirk, former sheriff and former Brazos Valley Crime Stoppers coordinator from 1988 to 2020, said the organization wanted to continue to build trust in the community so people feel they can share information without fear of fear. testify in court or be identified or face retaliation. .
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“We want to protect them from anything that might worry them so that we can bring this case to a close for a family in a cold case situation or a dangerous crime taking place in our community and we can bring someone to justice,” he said. Kirk said. “Whether you pick up the phone or go online, share this information with us to help us resolve these cases. “
Crime Stoppers also announced the launch of the Christopher C. Kirk Legacy Award. The award will honor Kirk’s legacy as a leader, friend, mentor and shining example of what it means to wear the badge and serve the community, Santarsiero said.
“We wanted to recognize Sheriff Kirk in one way or another, we wanted to do something for him,” Santarsiero said. “Crime Stoppers meant so much to him during his 32 years in my role, and Crime Stoppers did so much for him before he ran for the Sheriff.
The award will be presented annually to someone within the community who has displayed the goals and ideals set by Kirk: service above self and a passion for caring for the community and the most vulnerable members of the community. the community. Kirk will help select the first recipient of the award and a plaque will be hung in the sheriff’s offices with all the names of the recipients.