H.R. No. 5
         WHEREAS, For nearly three decades, Sheriff Terry G. Box has
  dedicated himself to preserving the peace and protecting the
  citizens of Collin County; and
         WHEREAS, One of the longest-serving sheriffs in the Lone Star
  State, Sheriff Box was a member of the McKinney and Plano police
  departments before joining the Collin County Sheriff's Office in
  1981; after the death of the previous sheriff, this dedicated peace
  officer was appointed to serve out the term in 1985 and has since
  been reelected six times; in addition, he has been the president of
  the Sheriffs' Association of Texas and the chair of the Texas
  Commission on Jail Standards; and
         WHEREAS, Sheriff Box has earned the respect of his fellow
  sheriffs for his skill and professionalism and the admiration of
  many for his staunch defense of the Second Amendment; he received
  the 2002 Bill Decker Award from the Sheriffs' Association of Texas
  and the Patriot Employer Award from the Office of the Secretary of
  Defense; and
         WHEREAS, In addition to his responsibilities as Collin
  County's chief peace officer, Sheriff Box has sponsored the
  Shoot-Out Fore Kids Golf Tournament for the past 20 years, raising
  more than $1.8 million for local charities; the Collin County
  Children's Advocacy Center presented him with the 2010 Eagle Award
  and named him as one of the 20 Heroes of Collin County in 2011; his
  other accolades include the 2011 Heart for Seniors Award from the
  Wellness Center for Older Adults and an award from the Collin
  College Student Leadership Academy; and
         WHEREAS, Sheriff Box's commitment to his duties has greatly
  benefited the citizens of Collin County, and he may indeed reflect
  with pride on his outstanding service; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature, 2nd Called Session, hereby commend Terry G. Box for 28
  years as Collin County sheriff and extend to him sincere best wishes
  for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Sheriff Box as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 5 was adopted by the House on July 25,
  2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House