EDITOR’S NOTE: We asked Wess Winn, community services officer and crime prevention coordinator with the Waxahachie Police Department to write a weekly column in an effort to answer many of the law enforcement-related questions posed by our readers. Here’s this week’s column.


I want to take a break from the regular article this week and wish each and every person a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

Remember, while you are celebrating this season there will still be people out there looking for ways to hurt people (theft, robbery, assault, etc.). Also understand there will not be a time in this city, county, state or nation where an peace officer, firefighter, EMS personal or U.S. Armed Forces personnel does not stand ready to answer the call. Even though it is Christmas we will still be there protecting and serving so everyone can stay safe. When you see one of these people during the Christmas time, take time to tell them thanks or say a prayer for them because this is one of the most dangerous times of the year for many of us.  

You do not realize how much that means to us.

Please enjoy the Christmas season and above all, give thanks to God for sending his only son to earth so that we all might live.



If you have a Police Beat question for Officer Wess Winn, he may be reached by e-mail at wwinn@waxahachiepd.org or call 972-937-9940, Ext. 212. Look for your questions to be answered here in the Waxahachie Daily Light every Sunday or listen to officer Winn’s show on KBEC Radio AM 1390 at 9 a.m. every Monday.