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Silvas selected as new Refugio PD officer
Jan 06, 2011 | 1161 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Refugio native Ray John Silvas was sworn in Monday morning as Refugio’s newest patrol officer. The department is still an officer short of a full force. After the oath of office was administered, Councilman Ron Nelson, Mayor Rey Jaso and Chief Andy Lopez Jr. congratulate Silvas (second from right).
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Ray John Silvas took the oath of office as a Refugio police officer Monday morning during a special called meeting of the town council.

Silvas, a lifelong Refugio native, graduated from Refugio High School in 2005. He began working at the county jail as a corrections officer and attended the night academy to become a law enforcement officer. Following his graduation last year, he began working at the Beeville Police Department.

Silvas said he is eager to work in his hometown.

“It is a privilege to work for Chief Andy Lopez,” Silvas said. “I’m ready to get involved in the community.”

Lopez said the selection process was rigorous.

“We had a competitive process and every application was considered and everyone stood an equal chance,” Lopez said. “I’m excited about bringing Ray John on because I believe it will be a good fit and he will do a fantastic job. He’s ambitious, young and eager to learn to be the best peace officer he can be.”

Silvas is the son of Raymond Silvas and Debbie Amador.

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