July 01, 2006 Colleyville
The Colleyville Police Department has had only one other female sergeant in its history.
On Sunday July 2nd, Sergeant Hillary Wreay will begin her patrol shift and officially assume a supervisory role. Sergeant Wreay has been serving the City of Colleyville as the Senior Detective for the past ten years after joining the force in 1993.
Terry Wreay was invited to officially pin the new Sergeant’s badge on his wife. Terry and Hillary were high school sweethearts and are the parents of one child.
While Detective Wreay had no idea that Sergeant Davis was going to retire, she had already taken the qualifying test for the position. The test results are good for one year and this will be the record third promotion in the Colleyville Police Department from this year’s testing.
Wreay said she plans to be active on patrol and back her officers. “I believe the best way to serve my department and my city is to be in a support role for my officers.” She said that she’ll be full time on patrol in support of her officers at a scene that requires assistance or responding to direct calls if necessary.
Wreay said that her experience as a detective will be beneficial in assisting her officers preserve and gather evidence. She has been in charge of overseeing evidence and the property room in her previous detective position.
Sergeant Wreay has earned a reputation with area law enforcement as an effective and dedicated police officer. She has been named Officer of the Year twice in Colleyville.
She said that the most interesting recent case was the Rottenberry incident involving a body buried in the backyard of a Colleyville resident. Wreay starts on her 12 hours shifts beginning on Sunday. The 12 hour shifts are staggered with an 8 eight hour day every other week. “I haven’t quite figured out the work schedule just yet but my 12 hour shifts are 7 pm until 7 am.”
The promotion ceremony was attended by family, friends, Colleyville City Manager Bill Lindley, Mayor David Kelly, Fire Chief Mike Johnston and presenting her promotion, Police Chief Tommy Ingram, among others.