Sheriff Hanak accepts a monetary donation from David Ferguson of Martha's Bloomers in Navasota, TX. Martha's Bloomers recently sponsored a "Benefit the Blue" event which raised funds for area law enforcement agencies.
Sheriff Hanak with Raquel Rivera, mother to Administrative Assistant Ashley Hartnett. Mrs. Rivera prepared a special birthday lunch for Ashley and the Sheriff's Office.
Members of the Associated Credit Union of Texas recently prepared lunch for members of the Sheriff's Office as an expression of their appreciation.
Jim and Sue Wass, parents of fallen Deputy Donald Wass, stopped by on National Law Enforcement Appreciation day to present the Washington County Sheriff's Office with lunch.
The family of Deputy Sheriff Adam Sowders stopped by the Washington County Sheriff's Office on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to provide a gift in Remembrance of Washington County Deputy Donald Wass and Burleson County Deputy Adam Sowders, both of whom gave their lives protecting us all.
Sheriff Hanak pictured with Gail Pennybacker, Instructor of Communications, Training Division of the F.B.I. National Academy, Quantico, Virginia stopped by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office while in town visiting her Brenham family
Representatives of the Brenham National Bank, Tres Masser and Susie Thaler, stopped by the Sheriff's Office to express their appreciation for the Sheriff's Office and the work that they do.
Members of the Washington County Ladies Lions Club present the Washington County Sheriff's Office with blankets created by members of the club that will go to children during stressful events in their lives in hopes to provide comfort. Pictured along with the Lady Lions Club members are Sheriff Otto Hanak, Deputy Joel Chavez, Chief Deputy Jay Petrash, Sergeant Chris Peschel, and Citizens on Patrol Director (COP) Larry Neveux.
The Marshall family of Washington, Texas stopped by to deliver a platter of cookies as a display of their appreciation and support for law enforcement.
Longtime supporter of Law Enforcement and retired Texas school educator Gilbert Brown dropped by to extend his gratitude to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Longtime supporter and friend of Law Enforcement David Hermann with Sheriff Hanak after a visit offering his appreciation for the job our officers do daily.
SHERIFF'S OFFICE FORMER MARINES CELEBRATE MARINE CORPS' BIRTHDAY
The Washington County Sheriff's Office recently received its training certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Making the presentation to Sheriff Hanak are Kim Vickers (l), Executive Director and John Helenberg (r), Director of Agency Operations.
Cory Flencher and Pat Lueckemeyer of Citizen's State Bank presented gift cards to the deputies as a show of appreciation for their service and dedication to the citizens of Washington County.
Friends, Luis and Rafael Jaramillo, of Panama and Houston, Texas recently stopped by the Sheriff's Office for a visit.
Destry Pohlmeyer and Susan Dieterich of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of William Penn stopped by with homemade cookies for the Sheriff's Office.
On May 26, 2016, our community experienced devastating and historic flooding resulting in the loss of life and property. Thousands of our citizens were left without electricity and water. Many lost some or all of their personal possessions.
Special thanks to the following agencies for their response to this disaster. The Brenham Police and Fire Departments, Washington County E.M.S., our staff at the Sheriff’s office, the Burton Police Department, Texas Task Force Water Rescue Squads, TX DOT, Washington County Road and Bridge, Washington County Dispatch, all Citizens on Patrol, the State and Local Emergency Management Operations, the area Volunteer Fire Departments, those who provided meals and drinks, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens and aircraft operations, the DPS Troopers and supervisors, the Texas DPS aircraft operations, and the families who supported these men and women.
During this flood and post flood cleanup operations, our citizens, our friends, our neighbors, our classmates and our relatives including Jimmy Wayne Schaeffer, Darren Charles Mitchell, Lela Holland, Pyarali Umatiya, and Jarrett Halfmann unfortunately lost their lives. It is our hope that God will remain watchful over these families and provide them with healing as we continue to pray for them.
Lastly, I ask that we all continue to pray for the families of those that have suffered personal tragedy in not only our county but in other areas of our State and Country. God bless our County, our State and our Nation.
Sheriff Otto H. Hanak
The Merten Family delivers cookies to the sheriff’s office as a token of appreciation for the jobs they do.
The Brown family of Brenham displaying their support of law enforcement.
Sheriff Hanak with Sergeant Stephen Woodard (left) and Sergeant Jimmy Morgan (right). Congratulations to them on their recent promotion.
Red Cross Volunteers Bill Marshall (left) and David Boyd initiated their trip from Phoenix, Arizona, with a stop in Pflugerville, Texas. From Pflugerville they traveled to the Washington County Sheriff's Office to deliver food to the deputies and jail staff as a thank you gesture for providing assistance to our residents during and after the flood.
Andy and Karen Anderson (pictured with Sheriff Hanak) recently stopped by to show their appreciation of the Sheriff's Office and the work they did during the devastating flood.
Amanda and Jolie Wass present the Washington County Sheriff's Office with appreciation "goody bags" during their recent annual visit.
St. Paul's Christian Day School Donates food to the night shift in appreciation for Law Enforcement. Pictured with the students are Sheriff Otto Hanak and Sergeant Kelvin Raven of the Brenham Police Department.
Lisa McNair, CFO of Hospice Brazos Valley accepts a donation for the silent auction at their fundraiser from Sheriff Hanak.
Longtime friend and supporter Johnnie Smith of Galveston, Texas paid a visit to the WCSO recently.
Deputy Blake Armstrong's mother and brother, Lynn and Brent Armstrong paid a visit to Brenham and the Washington County Sheriff's Office recently. Deputy Armstrong served the WCSO from 1996 until his death in 2004. Picture (L to R) are Lt. Marlow Lowery, Trooper Brian Frank, Sgt. Investigator Mark Whidden, Brent and Lynn Armstrong, Sheriff Otto Hanak, and Sgt. Investigators Eddie Ocanas and Damon Wegner.
Madison Hunter presents Sheriff Otto Hanak with the Brenham Banner Press Readers' Choice Award for 2016. This is the fourth year in a row the Sheriff has received this honor.
Zeta Fails pictured with Sheriff Hanak.
Community Support for Law Enforcement
Supporters of the Sheriff's Office stop by for a visit. Pictured with Sheriff Hanak are Jay Pledger and granddaughter Serenity
Susan Blackmon and granddaughter Cheyenne deliver badge buttons to Sheriff Hanak.
May 21, 2015 Special Olympics Torch Run
.Pictured with Sheriff Hanak is long time law enforcement supporter and Brenham businessman Kenneth L. Finch. Mr. Finch is the owner of International Discount Mattress of Brenham and the International Brenham Water Company. Mr. Finch recently donated a pallet of bottled water to the Washington County Sheriff's Office
Dow Chemical Company Representatives paid a visit to Washington County recently. Pictured from left to right are Tony Barre', Lisa Labean , Matt Schaar and Sheriff Otto Hanak.
Sheriff Hanak pictured with DPS Pilot Brian Barina and Tactical Flight Officer Jordan Teel
Sheriffs' Association of Texas Executive Director Steve Westbrook and Sheriff Otto Hanak prepare to drive this "Mayberry" Sheriff's car in the Washington County Fair Parade, the oldest county fair in Texas.