KATY MAGAZINE l JUNE 2019
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy Magazine is profiling a series of notable first responders in our Every Day Heroes section.
Fort Bend County Constable, Precinct 3
A Police Officer, Firefighter, and Paramedic
A 37 year resident of Fort Bend County, Constable Wayne Thompson has a combined 28 years in public safety service in the firefighting, emergency medical services and law enforcement fields. "I have attained the highest levels of certifications and have served in multiple positions in each of those career fields," says Thompson.
Although his career has followed the law enforcement route, Thompson still maintains his firefighter and licensed paramedic credentials.
He's a graduate of the Sam Houston State University’s Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), Leadership Command College (Session #79), and Texas Constable’s Leadership College (Session #13).
My Brother's Keeper
"I firmly believe that I was gifted with a ability to help people and resolve conflict," says Thompson. "I also believe that we are charged with being our brother’s keeper and I feel that I am a guardian for those that cannot protect themselves."
Thompson admits he likes the excitement and camaraderie of being on the force, but his heart is in service and serving the community.
Many important programs have been initiated during Thompson's time as Constable, including the Motorist Assistance Program (MAP), Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)/Special Response Team (SRT) and district patrols through the County Assistance Districts (CAD). "We are in the infancy of tackling animal cruelty investigations," says Thompson.
Photo credit: Chief Deputy Van Pelt
A Growing Office
"We have expanded our command staff to meet the needs of our growing office, which is the second largest county law enforcement office in Fort Bend County," says Thompson.
He also serves on the advisory board for Blue Bow Foundation that helps officers who need financial assistance and emotional/mental health counseling services. Thompson has also served on the board of Child Proof America, the organization dedicated to the educational awareness of and prevention of child sex trafficking.
Thompson and his family are long-time residents of Fort Bend County and proud to be part of this community.
Katy Magazine would like to thank Constable Wayne for his dedicated service to the residents of Fort Bend County.