The Silsbee Police proudly announce the newest addition to the department, Officer Haiden Hughes, of Silsbee. Officer Hughes graduated Colmesneil High School in 2013, and the East Texas Police Academy, in Kilgore, in 2016. Since graduating Hughes has been on the job in Tyler County, Texas. “He comes to us with two-and half years of patrol experience with the Tyler County Sheriff's Department,” Assistant Chief Shawn Blackwell said. Hughes comes from a family of law enforcement officers and is the son of Michael Hughes, National Park Service Ranger at the Big Thicket National Preserve. “Officer Hughes, we welcome you to the Silsbee Police Department family,” Blackwell said.
Pictured here is Assistant Chief Blackwell (left) with newly sworn in Officer Haiden Hughes.