Victoria Police Department announces retirement, military commission

Celebrating Sgt. Herschel Buck and Senior Patrol Officer Jon DeLaRosa

Victoria Police Chief Robert Arredondo and Capt. Caleb Breshears presented Sgt. Herschel Buck with a plaque April 27 recognizing his service to the police department during a luncheon celebrating his retirement in the classroom of the Victoria Police Department building.

Sgt. Herschel Buck retired from the Victoria Police Department on April 28 after 23 years of service in law enforcement.

Buck graduated from the Victoria College Police Academy as class president and valedictorian in 1998. He began his career with the Yoakum Police Department the same year. May 7 2001, Buck joined the Victoria Police Department as a patrol officer. He also served as a motor officer and acting sergeant in the Traffic Safety Unit before he was assigned to Investigations as the sergeant for Persons Crimes and the Auto Theft Task Force in 2015.

On behalf of the Investigations Unit, Lt. Jason Turner presented Buck with a canvas print featuring his radio call sign, S-6. Sgt. The Investigations Unit also presented Sgt. Buck with his motor badge.

Victoria Police Department celebrated Senior Patrol Officer Jon DeLaRosa as he graduated from the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Ga. April 9.

DeLaRosa was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Texas Army National Guard. He was assigned to the field artillery branch, where he will serve as either a platoon leader or a staff officer. DeLaRosa has been with Victoria Police Department since 2014 and has served as a field training officer and member of the SWAT team. Before his law enforcement career, he was an aviation ordnance technician with the United States Marine Corps, and he was deployed to Afghanistan from November 2009 to 2010, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.