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.