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BPD - Retirement of Rex M. Elliott
Rex M. Elliott
...Rex Elliott Retires After 30+ YearsOn June 27, 2002, the Baytown Municipal Police Association hosted a retirement party for Officer's Rex Elliott at 220 W. Defee, Baytown.
Family, friends, and city officials gathered to express their congratulations to Rex
long and distinguished career.Officer Elliott received a $250 gift certificate from the Police Association and a $300 gift certificate along with a plaque from the city.Rex
has served on the Baytown Police Department
for over 30 years.He
will be greatly missed.The Baytown Police Department would like to wish Officer Elliott and his wife, Lynne, the best of luck in Rex's retirement.
> Rex M. Elliott was born in 1951, in Pelly, Texas, a town was which later merged with the "tri-cities" to form Baytown.Rex
grew up in Baytown
.He attended Robert E. Lee High School, where he graduated in 1969.In 1970, Elliott was hired by the Baytown Police Department as a police cadet.During that time, he attended Lee College and received an Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 1971.It was not until July 01, 1972 that he was officially hired by Baytown as a patrol officer.Rex began his career as an officer on patrol.
From 1972 until 1981, he
patrolled the streets of Baytown
, writing citations, making arrests, and investigating various crimes.In 1981, he
entered into the detective division.As a detective he was assigned to follow up cases from patrol.In 1984, he became the ID detective.
In this position, he
was called out numerous times to collect evidence at crime scenes.During 1986, he
was sent to the FBI Academy
in Quanico, Virginia, where he
was instructed on laboratory forensics photography.In the late 1980's, he
was sent to Glenco, Georgia.There he
was instructed by the ATF
on post blast investigations.Starting with the early 1990's, Baytown
was experiencing major gang violence.Sadly enough Rex
was called out on many a homicide involving gang members.In March 1998, he
left detectives and returned to patrol where he
has worked until his
retirement, June 30, 2002.Rex holds a Master Peace Officers Certificate and a TCLEOSE Instructors license.During his career, he has taught crime scene investigation numerous times at the Baytown Police Academy.
Throughout, Rex's career he
was received 20 citizen's letters of appreciation and four Employee Merit of Accomplishments.Commits like professional, hard working, compassionate, and helpful are echoed over and over in these letters and merits.Rex
wife, Lynne, plan to enjoy his
retirement together to the fullest.After spending over 30 years a licensed police officer and 32 years with the Baytown
Police department, Rex
is ready to retire.The Baytown
Police Department would like to congratulate and thank Rex
for all his
hard work throughout these many years.
...Rex M. Elliott