Q&A Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy of the Week
Bob Escamilla, often called “Deputy Bob”
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Education and experience: Pensacola Christian College
B.A. Theology/Religious Studies.....w/Minor: History
Pensacola Theological Seminary - Currently
Capital Area Regional Training Academy, 2011
Currently employed with APSO Since 2010
1 year with APSO-Corrections.
2 Months serving the City of Donaldsonville on patrol.
He is currently married to the love of his life and blessed with two beautiful girls.
In several sentences explain why you decided to get involved with public safety?
Law Enforcement has always been a passion of mine. I feel law enforcement gives me an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of people. There are many people in this area that need encouragement, stability and security in a time of need. I feel honored to be able to serve and meet the needs of those of people.
Who inspires you?
My savior Jesus Christ because He unconditionally loves, died and rose from the dead for all humanity.
What are the greatest challenges in your field?
Sometimes in the winter I have to work in the COLD RAIN. Being born and raised in south Texas, I tend to stay away and out of the cold weather when I can.
What can you offer for someone who wants to go into public safety?
Always be ready for the unexpected and make sure your heart is ready to serve people.
What is something in your line of work that most people don’t know?
As a deputy we put in many hours of training to better serve the community and surrounding areas.
What is a memorable moment in your career and why?
Graduating the police academy and FTO (Field Training Officer) process. WHY? Watching my four year old excitedly screaming for joy and smiling when her daddy came home, driving a police car.