Congratulations to Deputy Brian Jones for recieving the 100 Club Officer of the Year for Excellence, Skill and Bravery.
On July 20, 2018, Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) Deputy Rolando Delgado was accompanied by an off-duty Harris County Constable in responding to an aggravated robbery at an apartment building. A witness directed the two to a second-floor apartment where the suspects were located. As they entered the second story unit, a neighbor spotted a suspect attempting to Escape from a Balcony and alerted the officers. While Delgado moved downstairs to cut off the Escape, another suspect remaining in the apartment opened fire. While under sporadic gunfire from the suspect, Delgado provided what information he could to responding units. Following the exchange of gunfire, the suspects, attempting to escape from the apartment, fell through the ceiling into an adjacent apartment, and HCSO Deputy Brian Jones responded to the scene and began to search for Delgado to provide assistance. Suddenly emerging from a breezeway, the suspect spotted and fired upon Jones, striking his car. Jones immediately began pursuing the suspect on foot, narrowly avoiding the suspects gun fire during the chase. Despite being fired at multiple times, Deputy Jones continued to pursue and return fire at the suspect. Meanwhile, HCSO Deputy David Murrel and William Bible had responded, apprehending one of the suspects before joining Jones in his pursuit of the other suspect. Bible shouted a command to the suspect, who responded by opening fire on the deputies. The deputies return fire striking the suspect. Responding HCSO Deputies Daniel Lipsanen, Darryl Mayo, Derek Rivesman, Martin Garcia and James Barrow approached the gun battle, engaged the suspect, and helped to bring the conflict to an end. The quick response and decisive action by Deputies Barrow, Bible, Delgado, Garcia, Jones, Lipsanen, Mayo, Merle and Rivesman in engaging an armed and dangerous suspect, resulted in the capture of a dangerous felony perpetrator. They're diligence, exceptional bravery, and willingness to put themselves in harm's way exemplified what it means to be a Texas Peace Officer.