By Edwin Vega
For the Fort Bend Star
Murray, 48, said he aspired to be a game warden while he was working at Brazos Bend State Park and attending Wharton County Junior College. After a year with Texas Parks and Wildlife, he attended and graduated from the police academy.
“My proudest moment in my career is perhaps when I graduated from the police academy,” he said.
Murray began working in the sheriff’s office detention bureau and through hard work and determination, worked his way up to deputy bailiff and patrol deputy in the truancy abatement unit. In 2005, he was promoted to investigator, where he was assigned to the burglary and theft unit. There he investigated property crimes within Fort Bend County. In 2013, he was transferred to the internal affairs division as an investigator.
Earlier this year he retired from the Fort Bend County Sherriff’s Office after 25 years of service and accepted a position in his hometown of Rosenberg as lieutenant of the Professional Standards Division. He said he strongly believes that he can use his role to strengthen the relationship between the community and law enforcement.
“I love this business, I love what I do,” he said. “I’m a people person, I love giving, I love helping and I’m in a position now, with the Professional Standards Division, where I can help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community.”
Since joining the Rosenberg Police Department in February, he has been involved in the community by teaching at the Citizen’s Police Academy and explaining internal affairs to the citizens of Rosenberg.
He said he is blessed and thankful to serve the Rosenberg community.
When he is off duty, he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
“My faith, my family, my job, my hobbies,” he said.