Rick Flores ‘93
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2007 Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit:
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Rick Flores ‘93

“Nothing in life comes easy and anything in life worth having
can only be attained through hard work.”

Rick Flores ‘93

Rick Flores ‘93, BSCJ
County of Webb

His father only had a fifth grade education, but Rick Flores says his father had a Ph.D. – one in the study of life. His father instilled in him the value of a disciplined work ethic.

From managing an extensive paper route, to mowing lawns and picking crops as a young man, Flores knows about hard work. The desire to seek employment immediately rather than enjoy the benefits of an education led to his decision to drop out of high school his senior year. In retrospect, Flores realizes that continuing his education at that time would have been the easier road to take. He now holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Sociology from TAMIU. He is working towards a graduate degree in public administration.

Even with a long list of accolades and accomplishments, Sheriff Flores remembers his father’s words, “Never forget to keep your feet on the ground and never forget where you come from.” Through his efforts these past two years, Flores’ goal as Sheriff has been to protect the citizens of Webb County.

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