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By Chelsea Lenamond 

Galveston ISD is proud to announce September’s E3 Employee of the Month, Police Officer Alfredo Sanchez. This is awarded each month to an employee who epitomizes the GISD mission to Educate, Engage, and Empower EACH student for a life of Excellence.

Sanchez was Born on the Island, graduated from Ball High School, and now works as a police officer at Collegiate Academy at Weis. This is Sanchez’s fourth year with Galveston ISD, but he has more than 31 years of experience under his belt and is currently listed as a Master Peace Officer. 

Sanchez first got experience with the work of a police officer when he was still a student at Ball High. As a freshman in high school, he had the opportunity to join the Galveston Police Department Junior Police Program. 

“I got to ride around with the police officers and see first-hand what they do,” he explains. “After being in the program through graduation, that’s when I knew I wanted to become a police officer.”

His favorite memories as an officer with the district have been working homecoming parades and graduations. Sanchez says he enjoys seeing everyone he knows from the community and watching the students graduate.

“I like working for a school district’s police department because I enjoy being around the students and watching them develop and move on,” he says. “I also enjoy being able to give advice to the kids and guide them in the right direction.”

“It’s a good feeling working here and seeing others you went to school with either working in the district or seeing them at games,” Sanchez continues. 

In his free time, Sanchez says he enjoys spending time with his family and taking vacations.

Below is the description of why Sanchez’s nominator chose him for E3 Employee of the Month:

“He is hardworking and a level headed individual who is fair and kind consistently. He isn't given enough credit for his outstanding hard work and I believe if he were chosen it would light up the world for him!”

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