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Tryon honored as DPPD, Rotary officer of the month

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Rotary Club and Police Department recently honored Sgt. James Tryon as the officer of the month. Tryon, who has been with the department since 2000, was honored for his assistance regarding a sensitive crime in the city.

Tryon oom2018Rotarian and Deer Park Police Chief Greg Grigg (left) presents the club's Officer of the Month award to Sgt. James Tryon (center). Tryon was nominated by Det. Josh Reed (right) for his assistance during a sensitive sexual assault case in the city. Photo by Bobby Vasquez.At a recent Deer Park Rotary luncheon, the club and the Deer Park Police Department honored Sgt. James Tryon as the January 2018 Officer of the Month.

Tryon was recognized for his assistance in a sensitive investigation, said DPPD Chief Greg Grigg.

“It was a really tough sexual assault case. It turned out a guy was hauling his niece around the country and it had been going on for four or five years. You could imagine what it would take to put a case like that together,” said Grigg.

Tryon stepped up to assist in the investigation with Det. Josh Reed.

Pryor to this case, Tryon also assisted in a death case that had also involved sensitive evidence.

“Working with Sgt. Tryon, you seem to forget that he is your supervisor and start to think he is your partner on the case you’re working on,” said Reed in his nomination letter for Tryon.

Grigg said Reed’s comments echo Tryon’s reputation in the department.

“There are so many positive things that come in about him,” said Grigg. “Anyone who needs him, he seems to have time for them. We have a declining respect for authority and it becomes difficult to supervise.”

“What makes a great organization is its employees. We have phenomenal employees that go above and beyond,” said Grigg.

Tryon joined the department in 2000. Prior to that, he worked as a parole officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. A graduate of Sam Houston State University, Tryon is a member of DPPD’s honor guard and hostage negotiation team. He was the department’s officer of the year in 2002 and earned other accolades from the department.