Rod Carroll

The Vidor Police Department (VPD) launched its 2017 Click it or Ticket enforcement campaign on Monday, May 22, Chief Rod Carroll reports, and drivers beware! Fasten your seatbelts or be prepared to pay the consequences - like the citations you'll receive if fail to adhere to safety standards and follow the law.

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Sgt. Lee Brading with Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll

The city of Vidor and the Vidor Police Department honored the heroic actions of Sgt. Lee Brading during a Life-Saving Award Ceremony at City Hall on May 3. Brading literally breathed life back into an unresponsive infant at a Vidor residence March 15, performing CPR on the baby twice during the encounter, reports Police Chief Rod Carroll.

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Vidor Police responded to the 900 block of Sarver Thursday, Feb. 23 at 11:40 a.m. to a call that a 17-year-old male had dismembered his right hand at the forearm with a radial arm saw. The teen was taken by ambulance to a landing zone where a medical transport helicopter could take him to UTMB Galveston, according to Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll, but was then re-routed to St. Elizabeth Hospital due to the life-threatening conditions he sustained. Carroll said he didn't know if the teen's hand could be saved.

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Vidor Police and Orange County Fire ESD #1 were notified of an 18 wheeler on fire on I-10 westbound at mile marker 862 on Feb. 1 at 6:45 a.m., Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll said in a statement.

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Rod Carroll

Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst announced Nov. 18 that he had nominated Rod Carroll as the next chief of police for the city of Vidor, replacing Chief Dave Shows, whose last official day coincided with the announcement of the city’s nominee.

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Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst announced Nov. 18 that he has nominated Rod Carroll as the next chief of police for the city of Vidor, replacing Chief Dave Shows, whose last official day coincides with the announcement of the city’s nominee.

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Since Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows announced his retirement earlier this year, the search has been ongoing for a new chief, and Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst says the city has narrowed it down to four candidates from 20 applicants.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Deputy Rod Carroll announced March 3 that he is resigning from his position at the end of he year after a disappointing finish in the primary election for Jefferson County Sheriff. 

On a Facebook post, Carroll thanked his supporters and friends for their efforts during his campaign for sheriff, and said he is unsure about what the future holds. 

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Life Saving Award winners pose with Jefferson Co. Sheriff Mitch Woods (center).

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office honored the heroic actions of those involved in a dynamic water rescue necessary after a young woman accidentally veered off-road and careened into the LNVA canal in China, submerging her vehicle and putting her life in grave danger.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is warning Southeast Texans about a new “spoofing” scam active in the area, and said residents should be suspicious of any phone calls they might receive with “Jefferson County Courthouse” showing up as the name on the caller ID.

Caller ID spoofing allows a caller to masquerade as someone else by falsifying the number that appears on the recipient’s caller ID display; originally used by collection agencies, it was outlawed in 2010.

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