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Jeffry Taynan: Igorot SWAT in Texas, USA

Jeffry B. Taynan, a proud Igorot, is a Deputy Constable and a member of the SWAT unit of Fort Bend County in Texas, USA.

Jeffry B. Taynan, a proud Igorot, works as a Deputy Constable and a member of the SWAT unit of Fort Bend County in Texas, USA.

Jeffry B. Taynan, a proud Igorot, is a Deputy Constable and a member of the Special Response Team (SWAT) unit of Fort Bend County Pct. 3, Katy, Texas.

Taynan was born on March 16, 1973, in Baguio City, Philippines but was raised in the mystical town of Kabayan, Benguet, Philippines. He moved to Baguio City in 1990 and studied at Saint Louis University in the city of Pines earning a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Bachelor of Law degrees.

Jeffry B. Taynan, a proud Igorot, is a Deputy Constable and a member of the Special Response Team (SWAT) unit of Fort Bend County Pct. 3, Katy, Texas.

From 2000 to 2011, he worked with the Supreme Court of the Philippines as a Court Legal Researcher of the Family Court of Benguet, La Trinidad, Benguet.

In 2011, Taynan immigrated to the United States to be with his family, and while in America, he endured adjusting to the American way of life and he kept up being a full-time great "houseband and Dad".

Taynan took some Accountancy courses at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and in 2015, he moved with his family to Houston, Texas.

In 2017, he went to Gus George Law Enforcement Academy in Richmond, Texas, and graduated as a member of Class 34. The 34th Class of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy was honored during graduation ceremonies held June 27, 2017, at the Rosenberg Civic and Convention Center. A standing-room-only crowd of more than 600 people attended the event.

Jeffry B. Taynan (4th, front row) graduated as a member of Class 34 of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy in Richmond, Texas

The 34th class included 30 graduates, all of whom passed the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Peace Officer Examination on their first attempt. The class began on Jan. 30, 2017, and concluded with graduation on June 27.

Through five months, the 30 cadets who successfully completed the program received 904 hours of training. Subjects included the Penal Code, Arrest Search and Seizure, Code of Criminal Procedure, Police Driving, Firearms Training, Traffic Stops, Criminal Investigations, and much more. The culmination of their training was two weeks of scenario-based training using simunitions (pistols with live paint rounds) where the cadets are put in situations and they have to react and make decisions based on their knowledge and training from the academy.

In addition, Taynan also graduated from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Ramsey Training Academy in Rosharon, Texas.

Jeffry B. Taynan (center) a member of Fort Bend County Pct. 3, Katy, Texas Special Response Team (SWAT)

Taynan is now with the Fort Bend County Pct. 3, Katy, Texas 77494, and is a member of the agency's Special Response Team (SWAT). They patrol around the Cinco Ranch area of Katy, Texas, by vehicle or on foot, to prevent crimes and enforce laws. Specific tasks include responding to emergency calls, routine complaints, and disturbances and take the necessary action as well as conducting security checks of businesses and residential areas on the patrol route.

His job entails high-risk situations but with his regular training as a member of the Special Response Team (SWAT), he is ready to accept missions and is also calm to help deescalate situations by cultivating genuine compassion. He believes in divine guidance that he prays he will go home to his family safely every after his shift.

Jeffry with wife Genevieve and two sons Jieve and Gavreyl in traditional Igorot attire

His wife, formerly Genevieve Beray from Bokod, Benguet, Philippines, works as a nurse at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas and they were blessed with two sons, Gavreyl (10 years old) and Jieve (5 years old).

Source: ONE Philippines, Texas Edition (Vol. 13 - No. 07), December 2020 issue

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