By MARTHA McCLAIN
Special to the PRESS
After 26 years of loyal service to the Town of Laguna Vista, City Secretary Alma Deckard was surprised with a tribute of appreciation by the community’s police department.
“I was shocked,” Deckard said of her reaction when, at the monthly departmental meeting of the Police Department, she was presented with a wooden plaque and a gift card for the continued support she provides the department.
She works closely with police officers, processing their citations and all other necessary paperwork so they can continue to successfully serve the citizens.
“I cried like a baby, because I’m not used to being on the receiving end and I don’t receive well. I’m usually the one putting on events, receptions and luncheons. I am so honored that they took the time to get me a card and a plaque,” she said.
“I told Chief (Tony) David that in the 26 years that I’ve worked for the Town, this is the first time that I’ve been recognized in any capacity,” Deckard said. In fact, she said the tribute was so unexpected, she asked, “What do y’all want?”
But, on a serious note, she added, “Chief David has been a huge asset to the department and I think this was all his doing.”
Deckard’s duties as city secretary range from serving as custodian of records to elections judge to court clerk, to secretary to the city manager and police department.
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