One of Brazos County's longest serving deputies is turning in his badge.
Lorenzo Alonzo was honored by his coworkers Friday afternoon after 31 years in law enforcement, including 29 years with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office. For most of that time, he served as a patrol deputy, but lately, he's been serving warrants and civil papers.
When asked what he's planning on doing, the lifelong Bryan resident said, "Anything I want to." He and his wife, Maria, have spend 42 years married, and have two children and three grandchildren.
"Lorenzo has provided exemplary service to the citizens of Brazos County throughout his tenure," said Sheriff Chris Kirk. "He is well known within the rural community and has been a great source of knowledge of the people and places in the rural community. Besides being a good officer, he is a good friend. He will be missed. I wish him well in his retirement."