In December Clinton Davis was hired. Davis wanted to be in Three Rivers because he has family here and because he likes to fish. “When I retired from the military, I decided I wanted to move to Three Rivers. I like the town and I like the people,” Davis said.
While in Iraq in 2004, Davis received a Bronze Star for valor and a Purple Heart. Yet, he said he is most proud of his wife and children. “They are my reason to get up in the morning,” Davis said.
Davis is 29 and hails from Uvalde. He and his wife Gina, have two boys and another on the way. Kyle, 7, will be in second grade at Three Rivers Elementary next year and Kevin is 2.
Davis attended college at Hawaiian Pacific University and Central Texas College. He also graduated from Southwest Texas police training academy. Prior to joining the police department in Three Rivers, Davis worked at the Uvalde Sheriff’s office for 2.5 years.
Davis said he enjoys all aspects of his job. “However, I got into law enforcement to help people,” Davis stated.
Four months later in April, Rey Medrano was hired by TRPD. Medrano came to Three Rivers from the San Antonio area because the “town is friendly and family oriented”. Medrano said he would like to manage a K-9 unit within the next five years.
Medrano attended the police academy at San Antonio College and received a qualifying sharp shooter honor. He said, “I love my job and all aspects of it.”
Medrano is single and has no children. He said he is most proud of his father. “My father instilled in me his concepts and traits. He taught me how to pursue my goals and succeed in my job and my life.”
The last police officer to be hired was Ricardo Montemayor. He was hired about two weeks ago. Montemayor is 31 and single but he said he does have a girlfriend of two years. Montemayor said, “I like this area and the people are very friendly. I enjoy helping citizens of the community. Plus, the area is especially good for fishing.”
Montemayor is from the Houston area. He attended the University of Houston majoring in communications with a minor in marketing and completed his police training as well. He obtained his first law enforcement position in 2000 with the Houston police department. Next, he moved to the Austin police department and then the Wilson County Sheriff’s office. Montemayor said he enjoys his job but he said having come from larger police departments he “. . . has to get used to working his own accidents.”