Former investigator receives award at fire seminar

April 20, 2017 at 10:36 p.m.
Updated April 21, 2017 at 6 a.m.

Roger Stuart at the 62nd Annual Arson and Fire Seminar in March with Victoria County Fire Marshal Richard Castillo.

Roger Stuart at the 62nd Annual Arson and Fire Seminar in March with Victoria County Fire Marshal Richard Castillo.   Contributed for The Victoria Advocate

A Victoria man received an award for his work determining the cause of fires.

Roger Stuart received the John R. Rauch Award during the 62nd Annual Arson and Fire Seminar in March, according to a news release from the Victoria County Fire Marshal's Office.

The recipient of the award must be actively engaged in the field of fire cause determination and arson investigation and must demonstrate his or her ability to teach and promote arson awareness and prevention.

The award is given once a year by the Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators.

Stuart retired from the City of Victoria as an assistant fire marshal. After retirement, he volunteered as deputy fire marshal for the Victoria County Fire Marshal's Office and as a volunteer firefighter for the Inez Volunteer Fire Department. Stuart continued to volunteer for both departments while serving as constable of Precinct 4 for Victoria County, according to the news release.


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