Name and rank

Ashley Morgan -Arvizo, Telecommunicator

Number of years with Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department

I have been with the department for nearly five months.

Number of years of experience total. Where?

The nearly five months have been with the JWC Sheriff's Department.

What made you want to be in law enforcement?

My calling in life has always been to help people in anyway I can. Whether it be through healthcare or massage therapy. Now, I find myself serving the community by sending them EMS, deputies and fire assistance.

Does your family support your career choice?

They admire the work I do and are very proud and supportive.

What's the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is reading about the cases in the newspapers or media and knowing that I contributed to it by getting the first call.

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

I believe the hardest part of my job is when a 9-1-1 comes in and there is a domestic dispute on the other end. Your first reaction is to send help immediately and try to keep the caller calm and safe until the deputies arrive; sometimes 10 minutes can seem like an hour.