WFPD Family Employee Spotlight

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“WFPD Family” Employee Spotlight

We would like to introduce you to Officer Tristin Dozier!

Officer Dozier is from Iowa Park where he lives with his wife and son.

Officers Dozier has been in law enforcement for 10 years, graduating from the 63rd Wichita Falls Police Academy, and holds an Advanced Peace Officers Certification. Officer Dozier is currently assigned to the Patrol Division (Days B).

Officer Dozier has also served on the Iowa Park Fire Department since 2012.

In his free time he enjoys fishing, cooking, spending time with family & friends and coaching his son’s sports teams.

Officer Dozier says that what he gets most out of being a police officer is getting to be a positive influence on the youth in our community, adding “If in my career, I can or have changed one life for the better, then all the work and effort put forth was worth it to me.”

Thank you Officer Tristin Dozier for your service to our city.

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“WFPD Family” Employee Spotlight

We would like to introduce you to Officer Patricia Duncan-Ferguson!

Officer Duncan-Ferguson is a graduate of Hirschi High School and attended Vernon College & Midwestern State University.

Officer Duncan-Ferguson began her career with the Wichita Falls Police Department in 2001, graduating from the 54th police academy. During her time with the department, Officer Duncan-Ferguson has worked in all areas of patrol and is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Section – Crimes against Property Unit.

Officer Duncan-Ferguson is also a 12 year veteran of the Crisis Negotiation Team.

In her time off she enjoys traveling, singing with her church band and spending time with her family & new granddaughter.

Officer Duncan-Ferguson says that she enjoys being able to solve cases and getting to see the smile on someone’s face when she can tell them that their property has been recovered.

Thank you Officer Patricia Duncan-Ferguson for your service to our city!

“WFPD Family” Employee Spotlight

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Meet Patrol Officer Jacob Vasquez!

Officer Jacob Vasquez graduated from the 70th Wichita Falls Police Academy in August 2017 and is currently assigned to the Nights B Patrol Platoon.

He graduated from Old High and completed his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University in 2010.

In 2018, Officer Vasquez was named “Rookie of the Year” by the Wichita Falls Police Officers Association. He was also awarded a Life Saving Bar by the department in March 2020.

In his free time, he likes to travel, eat pizza, and watch his beloved Dallas Cowboys. His favorite part of the job is helping to solve crimes through good police work.

Thank you Officer Vasquez for your dedication to the department and the citizens of Wichita Falls – YOU ARE A TRUE HERO!

UPDATE: Missing Child Has Been Found and is Home

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UPDATE 2: The child has been found safe and is now back home. Thank you everyone for your help!

UPDATE: WFPD Juvenile detectives have indicated that their investigation into the whereabouts of 14 year old David Steven Keotter has led them to suspect no foul play in his disappearance. Although this is still a pending investigation, Koetter is currently considered a runaway. Officers and Detectives of the WFPD are continuing their search for Koetter in order to ensure his safety and bring him back home to his family. Anyone with information is asked to call us at 940-720-5000.

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We are currently investigating a missing child and need your help!

David “Steven” Koetter (age 14, 5’07″/150, bro/bro) was last seen on April 14, 2020 @ 7:30pm in the area around Kate Haynes Elementary School wearing a desert camo jacket, blue jeans, and black/blue shoes. He was walking a blue heeler dog.

Anyone with information is asked to call us at 940-720-5000.

Stop Domestic Violence

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During this pandemic quarantine, law enforcement agencies across the country are seeing a rise in domestic violence calls.  Our agency has a zero tolerance for domestic violence which means that victims will be cared for and offenders will be arrested.  Violence is never the answer.  We should be working together, not against each other.  Here are some resources that are available:

To report a domestic violence emergency, call us by using 9-1-1.  We are still here for you!

Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.

First Step, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. We offer emergency shelter, counseling, empowerment programs, and many forms of advocacy.  Due to COVID-19 protocols, the First Step Administrative office is closed to walk-ins but they can still be reached at (940) 723-7799. If you are looking for services, please call their toll-free hotline at 1-800-658-2683.  They can still do services such as counseling over the telephone.

There is also a National Domestic Violence hotline available.  The number is 1-800-799-SAFE.  They can also be reached online at https://www.thehotline.org/help/.  Callers to The Hotline can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, and more local resources.  There is also an online chat feature on the website offering the same services as the above mentioned phone line.