(WACO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College honored three campus police officers at a promotional swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning in Waco.
Sgt. Craig Lampe, Sgt. Roy Luna and Lt. Roman Proctor were given a ceremonial oath of office by Judge Matt Johnson of the 54th State District Court. The officers, who have more than 30 years of combined service at TTSC, were pinned with new badges by members of their families.
“They are the embodiment of TSTC’s core values of excellence, accountability, service and integrity,” said Brian Davis, TSTC’s police chief at the Waco campus.
Lampe joined TSTC in 2001 and is a certified master peace officer, mental health officer, sexual assault and family violence investigator, and 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,” he said. “I’m blessed I have the support of family and friends. 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,” he said. “I plan to stay hopefully until I retire again.”
Proctor started his law enforcement career in 2005 at TSTC. He is a certified master peace officer, and a mental health officer and instructor. 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,” he said.
TSTC Provost Adam Hutchison said the campus police officers exemplify the meaning of service. Besides keeping the campus safe, the police department works with area law enforcement agencies when needed on service calls.
“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.”
For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.