WACO, Texas Three Texas State Technical College police officers with more than 30 years of combined service were honored during a promotional swearing-in ceremony Tuesday.
Judge Matt Johnson of the 54th State District Court administered the oath of office to Sgt. Craig Lampe, Sgt. Roy Luna and Lt. Roman Proctor.
The officers' relatives participated in the ceremony by pinning them with new badges.
"They are the embodiment of TSTC's core values of excellence, accountability, service and integrity," said TSTC Waco Police Chief Brian Davis.
Officer Lampe joined TSTC in 2001. He is a certified master peace officer, mental health officer, sexual assault and family violence investigator. Lampe is also an aircraft rescue firefighter and instructor. Before coming to TSTC, he was a patrol officer at the Groesbeck Police Department.
"I am glad to be part of TSTC," Lampe said. "This is a great achievement for me, and I look forward to future promotions."
Luna has worked at TSTC since 2011. He is a certified master peace officer and crime prevention inspector. Before coming to TSTC, Luna worked for 23 years at the Waco Police Department. "I am proud to be here at TSTC," Luna said.
Proctor started his law enforcement career in 2005 at TSTC. He is a certified master peace officer and a mental health officer. Proctor is a graduate of McLennan Community College and is working on a bachelor's degree at Tarleton State University. "I'm blessed with everything," Proctor said.
TSTC Provost Adam Hutchison said the campus police officers exemplify the meaning of service. "It is not uncommon for the men and women who serve as TSTC police officers to see us at our worst moments," Hutchison said. "They are a vital link for the college. They see more of it than probably anyone else on campus. They serve holistically and completely."