News Release: Port of Corpus Christi Honors its Police Force During National Police Week

May 15, 2018


Corpus Christi, TX, USA – The Port of Corpus Christi, the fourth largest port by tonnage and number one crude oil export port in the United States, is honored to recognize the men and women of its Port Police Department as part of National Police Week.

“We couldn’t be more proud of our police officers, and we are truly grateful for the work they do to ensure Port Corpus Christi remains a leader in safety, security and trade,” said Sean Strawbridge, Port Corpus Christi CEO.  “Their work may be tireless, but we want to make sure that it is not thankless. We are able to run our operations securely thanks to the efforts of these men and women.”

The Port will give each Port Police Department officer a small gift and a personal thank you note. Port Police and Security Officers will also join Strawbridge, the Port’s Director of Security Tom Mylett and Port Police Chief Eric Giannamore for a photo opportunity, and special recognition.

Strawbridge said the Port Police Department “provides security at every angle to protect the efficient flow of our nation’s commerce, livelihoods, and critical infrastructure, and we express our tremendous gratitude for the commitment, grit, and sacrifices of all those who wear the uniform.”

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is observed in the U.S. as an opportunity to pay tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty.

 About Port Corpus Christi

As the leading U.S. Crude Oil export port and a major economic engine of Texas and the nation, Port Corpus Christi is the 4th largest port in the United States in total tonnage.  Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36 mile, 47 foot (MLLW) deep channel, Port Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic maritime commerce.  The Port has excellent railroad and highway network connectivity via three North American Class-1 railroads and two major interstate highways. With an outstanding staff overseen by its seven member commission, Port Corpus Christi is “Moving America’s Energy.”

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