Name and rank

Sgt. Salvador Garza

Number of years with Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department

I have been working with county for nine years.

Number of years of experience total. Where?

I have a total of nine years in law enforcement.

What made you want to be in law enforcement?

Being an officer is a kid dream. My dad, uncles and some cousins have been in law enforcement and I wanted to continue.

Does your family support your career choice?

My family supports me because they know and understand what type of work I do.

What's the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is helping people. I try to make a difference especially to those who make a bad choices.

What do you believe is the hardest part of your job? Why?

We answer calls on burglaries, thefts and assaults, we just never know what to expect. These crimes happen a lot more than people think they do.