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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Community says goodbye to Police Chief J.J. Craig

State Representative Geanie Morrison addresses attendees

PHOTO #1: State Representative Geanie Morrison addresses attendees at a farewell gathering for outgoing Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig on Monday at the Victoria Community Center. City employees and representatives of various community organizations gathered to honor Craig’s service.

State Representative Geanie Morrison presents Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig with an AmPHOTO #2: State Representative Geanie Morrison presents Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig with an American flag and a resolution honoring his service to the Victoria community at a farewell gathering Monday at the Victoria Community Center.

Police officers hold display case of patchesPHOTO #3: From left, Victoria Police Department Capt. Kevin Sanderson, Police Chief J.J. Craig, Deputy Chief Mark Jameson and Capt. Eline Moya pose with a display case of Victoria Police Department patches that the department presented to Craig at a farewell gathering Monday at the Victoria Community Center.

Ben Nix presents J.J. Craig with a commemorative Yeti tumblerPHOTO #4: Ben Nix, vice president of the Victoria Police Foundation, presents Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig with a commemorative Yeti tumbler honoring his service to the Victoria Police Explorer program at a farewell gathering Monday at the Victoria Community Center.

Meagan Burrow presents J.J. Craig with a plaque and a commemorative stained glass pinwheelPHOTO #5: Megan Burow, executive director of the Hope of South Texas children’s advocacy center, presents Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig with a plaque and a commemorative stained glass pinwheel in honor of his service on the Hope of South Texas board of directors at a farewell gathering Monday at the Victoria Community Center. The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention.

U.S. Representative Michael Cloud presents Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig with an AmeriPHOTO #6: U.S. Representative Michael Cloud presents Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig with an American flag to honor his service to the Victoria community at a farewell gathering Monday at the Victoria Community Center.

Texas table centerpiece with police logoPHOTO #7: A centerpiece decorates a table Monday at the Victoria Community Center during a farewell gathering for Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig.

City Manager Jesús A. Garza presents Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig with a plaquePHOTO #8: City Manager Jesús A. Garza, right, presents Victoria Police Department Chief J.J. Craig with a plaque thanking him for his service to the city at a private luncheon Tuesday at City Hall. The Victoria Police Department hosted the going-away luncheon for Craig, who is leaving the department after nine years of service.

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