It is an honor to recognize Officer Alton Wells, a 17 year veteran of the Southlake Police Services Division. Officer Wells was chosen for this year’s Director’s Award for his tireless work with Spokes4Hope, an organization that he helped found many years ago.
Spokes4Hope is a charitable organization that is dedicated to finding a more compassionate and effective way to bring services to children victimized by abuse. The organization, with help from people like Officer Wells, holds motorcycle rallies and special events to raise funds to give bicycles to abused children during the Christmas Holidays. Their mission is to show these children that people do care about them and love them. Officer Wells dedicates many hours of his own time to this fantastic organization and is deserving of such an award. Through his actions, both on and off duty, he is truly an ambassador for the Department of Public Safety and the City of Southlake. We are proud to present him with this year’s Director’s Award for Police Services.
Fire Marshal David Barnes is the recipient of the Directors Award for DPS Fire Services. Barnes is an integral part of Fire Services’ prevention, inspection and investigations. He works seamlessly with other city departments, handling plan reviews with Building Services and managing our radio communication needs with IT and neighboring departments. He also oversees Southlake’s warning system and is an important member of our Emergency Operations Center.
Barnes has always been willing to take on special assignments or assist whenever emergencies strike such as the Town Hall flooding. Fire Marshal David Barnes has just been appointed to take over responsibility for Texas A&M’s Arson Program which is very exciting for him and Southlake DPS. We are very proud to recognize him for receiving this award. Congratulations!