I am a police officer with over 23 years of experience with the San Antonio Police Department (SAPD). I spent the first 6½ years with SAPD on patrol, where I was a patrol rifleman, field training officer (FTO) and a member of the Dignitary Protection Detail. From 2006-2022 I was assigned to the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. My responsibilities included preparing raid plans for warrants and gas plans for critical incidents. I was also a member of the SWAT team training cadre, responsible for training the team on firearms, hostage rescue, less lethal and chemical agents. In February 2021 I graduated from the FBI Hazardous Devices School and have been assigned to the Bomb Squad since November 2023.