Lt. Brannon Robertson # 104 – Master P.O.Lt. Robertson graduated from Sabine High School in 1993. He immediately began the Criminal Justice program at Kilgore College where he earned his Associates Degree. He also attended the Kilgore College Police Academy in the summer of 1996. Upon completion he took his first law enforcement related job at the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office as a Reserve Deputy in August of that same year. In October of 1996 he became a Reserve Officer for the Gladewater Police Department and put in his time waiting for a full time patrol position to come open. By April of 1999 he became a full time employee. During his time in Gladewater he earned an award from M.A.D.D. and was recognized by the Gladewater City Council for his work in DWI enforcement. In April of 2003 the opportunity came for him to come to work at the White Oak Police Department and he took it. He has been here ever since. He became an Intoxilyzer Operator in 2003 for the Agency and he continued his work as a DWI enforcer. By 2004 his efforts led to the White Oak Police Department making more DWI arrests and obtaining more convictions than many wet cities in the area, some with even more than double White Oak’s population. In 2008 he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant where he worked until November of 2015 when he promoted to Patrol Lieutenant. During his time in White Oak he earned his Intermediate and Advanced Peace Officer Licenses and by August of 2008, he had earned his Master P.O. License. Over an 8 month period he structuralized the White Oak Police Department Policy and put it into practice. The Agency was able to earn Recognized Status from the Texas Police Chief’s Association in March of 2012. Out of the more than 1900 law enforcement agencies in Texas, White Oak was only the 66th agency to earn that status. The agency has maintained this distinction since and in July of 2016 earned re-recognition. Lt. Robertson earned Officer of the Year awards in 2004 and 2012. One of Lt. Robertson’s favorite tasks is organizing the Halloween celebration every year by structuring the traffic to maximize safety and efficiency for one of the busiest trick-or-treat neighborhoods in East Texas. He did this after far too many close calls and dead-locked traffic snarls that would not allow emergency vehicles access to an entire neighborhood. These things are no longer an issue and Halloween continues to grow into a bigger and bigger success every year in White Oak. Lt. Robertson’s biggest pride however, is the friendship he has developed with the Life Skills class at the White Oak Middle School. He calls himself their “Mascot” and enjoys eating lunch with them and going to their coolest functions such as the Special Olympics and Tyler Zoo trips.