Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Honors Chaplain Jose Velasco

Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Honors Chaplain Jose Velasco
Photo: Chaplain Jose Velasco

TULARE – Last week Sheriff Mike Boudreaux honored Chaplain Jose Velasco as Volunteer of the Year. In typical humble fashion, Velasco noted that “we all deserve this award. God bless all of the Sheriff’s volunteers.”

Some of the Chaplain’s duties include going on ride-alongs with deputies, provide support and spiritual guidance to TCSD employees, being called out to the scene of accidents and crimes and assisting with death notifications.

Velsaco, one of seven active chaplains for the county, said, “17 years ago, while attending my church (Bethel Spanish Assembly of God in Farmersville), my Pastor Leonel Benavides, and then Captain Kevin Mizner from TCSO, introduced me to the Chaplaincy.” He added, “I have personally been able to do funerals for some of our retired Deputies and Personnel, and some of our Chaplains have performed weddings, baptisms, and invocations for all sorts of events.”

Sheriff Boudreaux said of Velasco that “his heart is for God. He really has a tenderness about him and he’s always promoting the Sheriff’s department in a positive way.”
We offer congratulations to Chaplain Velasco and all of the other fine volunteers who selflessly serve the Tulare community.
Chaplain Velasco adds, “I leave you with the motto and verse that is on our Chaplain Coin – ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Children of God’ (Matthew 5:9).”

 

Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Honors Chaplain Jose Velasco was last modified: April 20th, 2018 by admin
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