October 2022– Out & About in the Heart of the Bend

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Foundation hosted their Inaugural Law Enforcement and Community Champions Awards Gala and Fundraiser on August 27th at Safari Texas Ranch.  The event highlighted members of Fort Bend’s Law Enforcement community in the categories of Rookie of the Year, Investigator of the Year, Deputy Dhaliwal Community Relations Officer of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, Medal of Valor, and Officer of the Year. Additionally, the Foundation recognized five outstanding community champions. The five inaugural community champions honored were Felicia Jane Thomas, Founder, See you at the Polls; Vita Goodell, CEO, Fort Bend Women’s Center; Gary Poon, Executive Director, Humane Society; Irfan Motiwala, Owner, Alings Chinese Bistro; and Jimmy Cantu, Owner, Pier 36 Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Photos by Mary Favre. Sugar Land City Council Member Naushad Kermally and Fort Bend County Clerk Laura Richard.