Officer of the month

Sept. 19, 2012 at 4:19 a.m.

The Bay City Police Department announced Police Officer Daniel Zamora as Officer of the Month for August. Zamora has been with the department for 14 months. Zamora graduated from Progreso High School in 2001.

Zamora attended two years of college and then joined the armed forces where he served six and a half years with the United States Air Force as military police.

Zamora also served two tours in Iraq, one being Operation Freedom and the other Operation Enduring Freedom. During Zamora's enlistment with the United States Armed Forces, he received more than 15 medals and awards to include the Air Force Commendation Medal Ribbon and the Air Force Achievement Medal Ribbon. Zamora is still a member of the United States Air Force Reserve Unit.

Zamora attended Brazosport College Police Academy and graduated in May 2011. Zamora is married and has a 2-year-old son.

The Bay City Police Department selects the officer of the month based on several categories to include calls for service, reports taken, citations and arrests. Zamora's name will be placed on a plaque in the lobby of the department.

The department awards the Officer of the Month an additional day off with pay for their hard work and dedication to duty.



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