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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court and Fire Marshal Juan Martinez recognized Senior Deputy Fire Marshal Tommy Ureste for receiving the Sole Texas International Association of Arson Investigators "Jack Sneed" Fire Investigator of the Year Award 2012/2013, for his outstanding performance in the field of Fire/Arson Investigations and Public Education.
This prestigious award is only given once a year from the State of Texas for outstanding achievement in the Investigation of Crime of Arson. Ureste has been employed with the County for 10 years beginning his tenure with the Planning Department. He continued his training by paying for his own certifications as well as devoting numerous hours and dedication on investigating fires. Fire Marshal Martinez noted that in the four years since he has been Fire Marshal, his office has twice received the annual statewide recognition.
Hidalgo County Commissioners Court congratulates Senior Deputy Fire Marshal Tommy Ureste on this notable achievement.