This morning, San Angelo Police Department employees gathered at the McNease Convention Center to celebrate the career and retirement of Officer Alfred Rios, who is leaving the Department after nearly 25 and one half years of service.
Rios began his career with the Department in March of 1992 and attained his Master Peace Officer Certificate in May of 1998. At the time of his retirement, Rios had 2,100 hours of training.
Throughout his tenure, Rios served all 25 years in the Department’s Patrol Division and Honor Guard Detail.
Rios received several awards and commendations throughout his career. In 2012, Rios was recognized by the District Attorney’s Office for his work on the Aggravated Robbery case against John Henry Carter.
Prior to his law enforcement career, Rios served in the United States Army National Guard from 1982-2003.