The Sheriff's Office would like to express their appreciation to Germania Insurance for providing pizzas from The Yard and cupcakes from Bliss Candy Company to our staff over the past few Fridays. Your continued support means a lot!
On Peace Officer's Memorial Day, lunch was provided to the Sheriff's Office by Enterprise Fleet Management as a gesture of their appreciation and support. A variety of sandwiches were prepared by Must Be Heaven which were enjoyed by everyone.
A special thanks to Carlos Garcia and his staff at Mariachi's Mexican Restaurant for the enchilada plate dinners they provided for all of our staff on Wednesday, 04/29/2020. Everyone really enjoyed the food and we appreciate your support!
On behalf of CLEAT (Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas), representative Cheri C. Siegelin stopped by the Washington County Sheriff's Office today and as a result of COVID-19, dropped off hand sanitizers and facial masks for staff members. Also pictured are Captain Eric Hensley, Jail Administrator and Sheriff Hanak.
Diana Lampe representing Hochheim Prairie Farm Mutual Insurance Association members presents Sheriff Hanak with a donation to be used for additional training and protective equipment.
On 01-13-2020, our local Home Depot invited local law enforcement officers to their business to display their appreciation for the services on law enforcement officers in our county. Pictured are members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Brenham Police Department, and Home Depot.
Lindi Braddock of Coldwell Banker of Brenham and members of her staff expressed their appreciation for the members of the Sheriff's Office by providing lunch on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Lynna Tolliver of the Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union of Brenham dropped off cookies as support for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Also in the photo are Sheriff Hanak, Lt. Mark Whidden, and Sergeant Investigator David Blakey
Lynna Tolliver representing Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union delivers stuffed animals to the Washington County Sheriff's Office to distribute to needy children over the holidays.
Also pictured are Lieutenant Marlow Lowery and Sheriff Hanak
St. John’s Lutheran Church of Prairie Hill Parishioners Phyllis Bickham, pictured on the left, and Cookie Engeling along with her great-grandson Blake delivered blankets to Sheriff Hanak to be provided to kids in need.
Local Military Veterans Ben Seeker and Don Holley present the Washington County Sheriff's Office with a Certificate of Appreciation for supporting and assisting with the recent F111 display project. Both men were instrumental in bringing this long since retired fighter jet to Washington County and in the oversight of the F111 refurbishing and final destination to Henderson Park, where it is displayed. Coincidentally, Sheriff Hanak’s father, a military veteran himself, was later an employee of the company that built these planes.
Elyse Bennett (left) and Kaci Davis (right), pictured with Sheriff Hanak dropped off treats for the Sheriff’s Office as appreciation gifts from the Baylor Scott and White Emergency Department.
Yadira Juarez, of BBVA Compass Bank of Brenham stopped by to deliver special gifts as a thank you for the jobs the men and women of the Washington County Sheriff's Office do for the citizens and visitors of Washington County. Pictured from left to right is Deputy Michael Yanez, Administrative Assistant Lisa Garcia, BBVA Sales and Service Advisor Yadira Juarez, Sheriff Otto Hanak, Lt. Mark Whidden, Deputy Aileen Bufford, Sgt. Dylyn Jernigan, Sgt. Clay Bosse, and Capt. Claude Free.
The Washington County Commissioner's Court presented Capt. Eric Hensley and Lt. Marlow Lowery with a proclamation designating May 5 - 11, 2019 as National Correction Officers Week.
On 03-12-2019, the staff members of Brenham’s own Associated Credit Union of Texas cooked burgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings for the Washington County Sheriff's Office as their show of support for law enforcement. Also shown in the photo are Sheriff's and Jail employees as well as Texas Game Warden Kyle Yoder and State Troopers Brian Frank, David Sutton, Matthew Groman.
Sheriff Otto Hanak, Alex Morrison- the kids and family Minister with First Baptist Church – Brenham, and Deputies Josh Martinez, Chris Garcia, and Markus Von Preussen Stamm. Alex dropped by the Washington County Sheriff's Office to donate treats for the deputies and jail staff as their show of support.
Judy Webster delivered Christmas cookies to staff members at the Washington County Sheriff's Office on 12-20-2018. She also brought her grandchildren, Anna Lawhon and Elijah Lawhon, to help with the delivery and to meet the Sheriff.
- Brenham Wal-Mart Manager Bobby Reynolds and Personnel Manager Delia Atkinson stopped by the Washington County Sheriff's Office on 12-20-2018 and delivered a Christmas sandwich and cheese tray for the staff members. Also pictured is Sheriff Otto Hanak
From Left to Right: Lake Loons member J.D. Brast, C.O.P. Larry Neveux, Sheriff Otto Hanak, and Lake Loons members Bruce Turner, and Johnny Hill. Sheriff Hanak and Mr. Neveux were presented with handmade plaques thanking the Sheriff’s office and the C.O.P.s for their assistance in traffic direction during their recent charitable event.
TEEA members Louise Newman, Gail Pinto, JoAnn Buck, and Edna Schroeder recently provided desserts for a chili lunch held at the Sheriff's Office for the staff.
Scotty's house representatives Jenna Wodopain and Marilyn Martinez recently paid a visit to the Sheriff's Office. Scotty's House is a non-profit Child Advocacy Center (CAC) serving seven counties in the Brazos Valley: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington. The Scotty's House team collaborates with Child Protective Services (CPS) and law enforcement officials on every case, and our compassionate and collaborative approach is key to providing victims of child abuse and/or neglect with safety, healing, and justice.
BURTON HIGH SCHOOL CAREER DAY 2018
Burton High school students pose with Deputy Eric Perez, Lt. Freddie Hatch, Principal Steenken.
Burton students listen to Lt. Freddie Hatch discuss his job responsibilities and answer questions.
Deputy Eric Perez, D.P.S. Aircraft Lieutenant Freddie Hatch, Burton High School Principal Karen Steenken, and Sheriff Hanak at the Burton High School football field in April for career day.
The youth group, pastor, and members of the Cornerstone Church of Brenham delivered cookies for each deputy at the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
The Colby Hill family of Frisco, Texas stopped by the Washington County Sheriff's Office for a visit and a thank you to our officers. Brenham High School graduate and Frisco Police Sergeant Colby Hill was the photographer.
Long time supporter of law enforcement Wayne Hueske dropped by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office today to deliver amazing barbecue for the entire staff. What a great gesture!
Sheriff Hanak and Burton Police Chief Greg Rolling and several old west gunfighters get together in Burton on Saturday, March 17, 2018 for Texas Ranger Day. This annual event has something for everyone to include a bar-b-q cook-off, music, exhibits, silent auction, and games for the kids.
On 02-13-2018, staff members of Associated Credit Union of Texas, the Brenham Branch, cooked burgers and boudin for the employees of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Also shown are members of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The lunch was provided as an appreciation gift to those men and women who risk their lives daily to protect our citizens and visitors.
Members of the Sheriff's Office Special Response Team and the Washington County EMS Tactical Medics after a recent training session.
Sheriff Otto Hanak, Corporal Lance Weiss – B.P.D., Lieutenant Brian Barina, BHS Freshman Traelan Nickerson, and Tactical Flight Agent Justin Lopez stop in at the Brenham airport for fuel and to say hello to Traelan.
Sheriff Hanak accepting a $2,500.00 donation from Representatives Al Prescott and Chuck Kingsley of the Meadows of Chappell Hill Landowners Association as a gesture of appreciation for law enforcement and the tough duties they perform daily.
Ralph Fisher of Swiss Alp, Texas, longtime supporter of law enforcement, first responders, and classroom instructors stopped by the Washington County Sheriff's Office to extend his gratitude to our deputies and clerical staff. He also presented Sheriff Hanak with a gift to be used in an emergency. Ralph is as former classroom teacher, bull rider, bull fighter, and member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Sheriff Hanak and members of the Sheriff's Office stand before their newly purchased mobile evidence trailer which is to be used for major crime scenes and emergency situations. The trailer was purchased with donated funds given by citizens of Washington County.
Troopers Marcus Mathis and Mason Hartnett pose with family members after their recent graduation from the DPS Academy. Trooper Mathis is the son of Sergeant Floyd Mathis and Trooper Hartnett is the husband of former Administrative Assistant Ashley Hartnett. Congratulations to them and their families!
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.
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.