Name and rank

Deputy Elijah Casas

Number of years with Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department

I have been with the department for seven months.

Number of years of experience total. Where?

My total, total law enforcement experience is only seven months. I just started my career.

What made you want to be in law enforcement?

I wanted to serve and protect. I also wanted to give back to the community that I was raised in.

Does your family support your career choice?

Yes, my family supports me. They have always supported my decision by telling me to follow my dreams and goals. They are always behind my decisions 100 percent.

What's the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is the opportunity it allows me to have a positive impact on people. I get to help someone in need and shows the good side of humanity and police officers.

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

The hardest part is dealing with domestic violence and incidents involving children. Domestic violence is a big issue in the nation and I don't like when spouses get abused especially women being abused.