(Orange, Texas)

May 19, 2013

2 Orange County men promoted at BPD

Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader

BEAUMONT — Two men from Orange County with careers in law enforcement have been promoted to new positions.

A ceremony was held inside the training room of the Beaumont Police Department on Friday morning promoting Bobby Anderson Jr. of Mauriceville and Jesus “Chuy” Tamayo of Vidor, as well as two other men from Beaumont and the Mid-County area, respectively.

Mauriceville resident Sgt. Bobby Anderson Jr. is being promoted to the position of investigator on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. The pinning of the badge was performed by his grandmother and his two children.

During his 13-years with the Beaumont Police Department, Anderson has served in numerous capacities including motorcycle officer in the traffic unit, a detective in the Criminal Investigations Division, a member of the Special Response Team and a Field Training Officer in the Field Operations Division.

Anderson, who has a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Degree from Lamar University and has a Master Peace Officer Certification, is also credited with founding the Conrad Gernale Boy Scout Troop and the Bryan Hebert Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

Vidor resident Sgt. Jesus “Chuy” Tamayo has been promoted to Patrol Supervisor in the department’s Field Operations Division. The pinning of his badge was done by his fiance.

Tamayo is an 18-year veteran of the Beaumont Police Department and has served in many areas of law enforcement during that period, including detective in the Crimes against Persons Unit of the Criminal Investigation Division, detective in the Family Violence Unit, and patrol officer in the Field Operations Division.  

Tamayo, who earned an Associate Degree in Electronic Instrumentation from the Lamar Institute of Technology, holds a Master Peace Officer Certification and has worked as a member of the Beaumont Police Department’s Special Response Team and its Hostage Negotiation Team during his career.

Also promoted during Friday’s ceremony was Sgt. Onafare Tyler, an 8-year veteran of the department, and Sgt. Eric Wilson, a 16-year veteran, to to Patrol Supervisors in the Field Operations Division.