Life, Loss, Legacy

Life, Loss, Legacy

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Brian Knox

In an instant 10 years ago this week, a police department lost its sergeant. A wife lost her husband. A daughter lost her father. A community lost a public servant.

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Officers use school bus for training

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Austin Jackson

While students across Wise County were off on spring break, officers from the Bridgeport and Decatur Police Departments worked on tactics to keep them safe.

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Three arrested on drug charges in Decatur

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Three people were arrested on drug-possession charges Friday night after officers with the Big Sandy Special Response Team and Wise County Sheriff’s Office SWAT executed a warrant in the 400 block of North Cowan.

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Building bridges: Bridgeport PD launches new Hispanic outreach program

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Brian Knox

The Bridgeport Police Department is starting a new program next week aimed at improving outreach to the city's Hispanic community.

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Second SRO ready to serve Bridgeport

Published Saturday, September 8, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Last week, for the first time in nine years, Bridgeport ISD featured two school resource officers on its campuses.

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Gaming machines seized

Gaming machines seized

Published Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Brian Knox

Ten gaming machines were seized from two separate tobacco shops in Bridgeport Thursday evening, and the business owners could soon face misdemeanor gambling charges.

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Big Sandy SRT: Officers train for joint tactical team

Big Sandy SRT: Officers train for joint tactical team

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018
By Richard Greene

Gliding through overgrowth carrying shields and with weapons drawn, officers charged in a single-file line through the doors of an abandoned home in Decatur Thursday afternoon.

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Bridgeport ISD, police discuss SRO

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018
By Austin Jackson

Bridgeport ISD is hashing out plans with the city and the Bridgeport Police to hire an additional school resource officer.

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Law and order: Longtime police clerk to retire

Published Saturday, June 30, 2018
By Racey Burden

When Sheila Webb started working for Bridgeport Police Department in 2007, there was no records department.

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Bridgeport’s Finest: Stanford earns Citizen of the Year

Published Saturday, February 24, 2018
By Racey Burden

When the Bridgeport Chamber named Police Chief Steve Stanford as Citizen of the Year at its banquet last week, he was in Red River skiing with his wife for their 10th anniversary.

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Bridgeport Police Chief says department needs competitive pay, new vehicles

Published Saturday, February 17, 2018
By Racey Burden

At Monday's Bridgeport City Council meeting, Police Chief Steve Stanford presented the department's annual report, which included future budgetary needs.

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Late-night visitors question officers; Men call themselves first-amendment auditors

Published Saturday, January 27, 2018
By Kristen Tribe

Bridgeport and Decatur police chiefs reported two men visited their departments early Wednesday morning taking photos and questioning officers.

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Bridgeport police department’s network fails audit

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018
By Racey Burden

The city of Bridgeport will need to upgrade its police department's network infrastructure after failing a recent audit.

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Man arrested after motorcycle pursuit

Published Saturday, December 16, 2017
By Brian Knox

A motorcycle operator led police on a high speed chase through Wise County late Monday, at least until he ran out of gas.

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6 arrested in prostitution sting

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
By Brian Knox

Six people were arrested last week in a multi-agency prostitution sting in Wise County.

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Police seek help in credit card fraud case

Published Saturday, November 25, 2017
By Brian Knox

Bridgeport police continue to look for a suspect in a credit card fraud case, and the case could be connected to a similar one in Jacksboro.

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Police trying to ID suspect

Published Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a man suspected of credit card fraud.

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Turn in unused prescription drugs Saturday

Published Saturday, October 28, 2017
By Messenger Staff

Bridgeport Police Department is once again participating with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday.

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Car wash thief sought

Car wash thief sought

Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017
By Kristen Tribe

Bridgeport Police Department is seeking information about a theft at a car wash in the 700 block of U.S. 380.

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Bridgeport PD investigates car wash theft

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Bridgeport Police Department is seeking information about a theft at a car wash in the 700 block of U.S. 380. Lt. Todd Low said security cameras show a man breaking into the payment machine at 2 a.m. Friday.

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