Back the Badge Mission Statement
Back the Badge is committed to supporting our local law enforcement through fund raising efforts as a means of providing additional funds for training and equipment so that they may maintain the highest standard of excellence in service and protection.
The first annual Back the Badge Clay Shoot was held March 30, 2019 at the San Angelo Claybird Association facility. The shoot was designed as a fund-raising effort in support of the San Angelo Police Department and Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office. The shoot came about through the idea of John Coldwell with Flowco Solutions as result of his participation in an area fund raiser. John pitched his ideas to Tom Green County Sheriff David Jones and San Angelo Police Chief Frank Carter, who were enthusiastically in support of his ideas. Sheriff Jones and Chief Carter appointed interested members of their department, and as well as community members, to form the Board of Directors for Back the Badge Clay Shoot.
Statement from Tom Green County Sheriff David Jones
“On behalf of myself and the dedicated men and women of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Facility, I would like to thank our citizens for the wonderful support that you have given us. As your Sheriff, I take seriously our mission to provide quality law enforcement services to our citizens and visitors in the most professional, open and ethical manner possible. As the Sheriff, I recognize that no law enforcement agency can operate at its greatest potential without the supportive input from the citizens it serves. The Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office is committed to maintaining our great relationship with the citizens and businesses we serve.”
Statement from San Angelo Police Chief Frank Carter
“The San Angelo Police Department is made up of talented and dedicated officers and citizens committed to enhancing the quality of life for all residents in San Angelo. On behalf of each of us, I would like to express how grateful we feel to have a community who supports us and works with us to make San Angelo a safe place to live, work and raise our children. We are most appreciative of events such as this as we work together to make San Angelo the best place possible for each and every one of us.”
Our goal is to raise much needed funding for each department to be used for training, equipment, and the ever-changing advancements in technology. There are many opportunities to contribute to the event through sponsorships, team entries, individual entries, and donations. If you are interested in supporting these efforts, please contact us through the website or one of the Board members.
Back the Badge is partnering with San Angelo Support for Veterans, Inc, a 501c3 non-profit organization, for tax deductible donations.
Back the Badge Clay Shoot Board of Directors
President: Bill Mabe, SAPD (Retired)
Vice President: Robert Floyd
Treasurer: Mike Boyd
Secretary: Randall Ross
Director: Captain Tommy Matthews, TGCSO