Bexar County Sheriff Susan L. Pamerleau (San Antonio, TX) promoted Lt. Don Tijerina to the rank of Captain.  Captain Tijerina’s new assignment is to the Patrol Division, overseeing all of the West Patrol Operations with the Sheriff’s Office.  This promotion for Captain Tijerina marks a successful 21-year career in Law Enforcement with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in which he has served in almost every division in the Sheriff's Office including the distinction of being the only Lieutenant to serve as Commander of the Internal Affairs Division. Captain Tijerina is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and retired from the United States Air Force and Reserves with more that 20 year's of service. Captain Tijerina is slso very active in the local Deputy Sheriff's Association having served on the Board of Directors and assisted in negotiating the agencies Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Sheriff Susan Pamerleau honored Captain Tijerina during the ceremonial presentation by recognizing his accomplishments to include being a member of HAPCOA, with special mention that he will become the National President of HAPCOA for the year 2015.

Pictured are Bexar County Sheriff Pamerleau, newly promoted Captain Tijerina and Chief Deputy Sheriff Manuel Longoria.

Captain Tijerina currently serves on the HAPCOA National Board of Directors as its 1st Vice President.  Long time HAPCOA member and Bexar County Sheriff Chief Deputy Manuel Longoria pinned on Don’s Captain bars.  Chief Deputy Longoria is a senior member of HAPCOA with over 45 years of Law Enforcement experience.