Blanco Police Department Officer Tammie Ross was named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by The Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center. She accepted her award at a ceremony held on Saturday, October 15.
Police Chief Milton Willmann praised Ross at the October 11 city council meeting for her selection by the center, which recognized her for her work with abandoned and abused children.
“Tammie Ross has such a special place in her heart for children,” said senior forensic interviewer Amy Callaway. “She taken the initiative to spend time at our advocacy center and to educate herself about child abuse. She, one day, hopes to get a community center up and running in Blanco so that children have a place to go hang out.”
“She has called me in the middle of the night one time needing help with a case,” Callaway said, “and she was up till the early morning hours to ensure that the child was taken care of. She then came to the center later in the afternoon the next day to have the child interviewed about what had happened. It was a sleepless night for her, I’m sure, but her heart was in the right place.”
“She is always so pleasant to be around, and she shows such enthusiasm for helping children and their families,” Callaway concluded, “I can’t say enough great things about her.”