Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office Hispanic Law Enforcement Officers, from left, front row: Sgt. Inv. Albert Garza, Dispatcher Devon Wilborn, Deputy Sheriff Gabrielle Cantu, Dispatcher Rachel Stephenson, Dispatcher Sara Ortiz, Sgt. Inv. Daniel Gamez, Lieutenant Max Peralta and Chief Deputy Jake Guerra; second row: Deputy Sheriff Zenaida Vera-Ramos, Deputy Sheriff John Mendoza, Lieutenant Norma Cordova Jordan and Deputy Sheriff Steven Faz; third row: Deputy Sheriff Adam Figueroa, Deputy Sheriff Chris Gomez, Deputy Sheriff Bryan Cantu, Communications Supervisor Elaine Pacheco, Deputy Sheriff Daniel Gonzales, Deputy Sheriff Carlos Contreras, Sergeant George Lopez, Deputy Sheriff J.D. Ruiz, Deputy Sheriff Ronald Sanchez Jr.; fourth row: Deputy Sheriff Benny Lopez, Sergeant John Rothenbach, Deputy Sheriff Alex Garcia, Dispatcher Andrew Guerra, Deputy Sheriff Manny Leija, Deputy Sheriff Daniel Hernandez, Sergeant Joe Saucedo and Deputy Sheriff Enrique Lopez. REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) is celebrated from September 15-October 15, 2020 this year. HHM is celebrated every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures and extensive histories of the American Latino community across the United States.
This year, the Pleasanton Express is dedicating this full page in honor of our Hispanic Atascosa County first responders. Thank you to each and every one of you for your hard work and dedication to keeping our communities safe, helping others and standing on the front lines everyday.
Thank you to all of our Atascosa County Hispanic First Responders!
Pleasanton Police Department Hispanic Officers, from left, Lt. Anastacio Perez, Sgt. Kai Viesca, Ofc. Smitty Gonzales, Ofc. Stephen Vera, Assistant Chief Johnny Gonzales, Chief Ronald Sanchez, Captain Ernest Guerra, Sgt. Daniel Zertuche, Ofc. Alexia Delgadillo, Ofc. Matthew DeLeon and Detective Chris Treviño. REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
Methodist Hospital South Hispanic First Responders, from left, Jesse Sauceda, Nuclear Med Tech; Yolanda Rodriguez, Eligibility Screening Services; Paul Lopez, RN; Victor Bautista, Advanced Maintenance Mechanic; Jerry Miranda, Ultrasound Tech; David Sierra, Director Facilities Management; Yolanda Benavides, Director Supply Chain; William Gonzales, Environmental Services; Rita Castillo, VP Quality/Risk/IP; Kelly Hernandez, Supply Chain Clerk; Lidia Benites, Environmental Services; and Charlie Castillo, Pharmacy Tech. REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
Jourdanton Police Department Hispanic Officers, from left, Officer Juan Rios, Sgt. Investigator Mari Kaufman, Officer Kori Martinez and Officer TJ Villasana. Not pictured is Officer Amelia Camacho. REBECCA PESQUEDA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
Pleasanton Fire Department Hispanic firefighters, from left, Pleasanton Fire Chief Mario Escobedo, Lieutenant Logan Valadez, FF Junior Bosquez, FF Christopher Bernal, FF Joseph Obregon and Lieutenant Efrain Leal. LISA LUNA | PLEASANTON EXPRESS
Poteet Police Department, from left, front row: Ofc. Maldonado, Chief Hickman, Jennifer Hickman, Faye Oldham, Lt. Rodriguez, Ofc. Steinort and K-9 Kira; back row: Sgt. Butler, Ofc. Gonzalez, Ofc. Garcia, Ofc. Carter and Cpl. Permenter. JENNIFER HICKMAN | COURTESY PHOTO