We appreciate all of the veterans that work in our department. One of those veterans is Officer Tyler Thelen, who has been with the Odessa Police Department for 3 years.
He served in the U.S. Army for 5.5 years and was a Sergeant. "It was a passion of mine as a kid. I felt a sense of responsibility to serve after all the world events that occurred while growing up. Also, my grandfather and father both served, so I wanted to keep that trend going," says Officer Thelen.
We thank you for your service, Officer Tyler Thelen.