The Chavez brothers play important roles at the Odessa Police Department. Both were born and raised in Odessa.
Sergeant Carlos Chavez is the most senior officer at OPD. In fact, he's been there for 34 years. He's been the Range Master since 2003 and trains all the officers including the SWAT Team and Snipers.
His younger brother is Corporal Rene Chavez. He's an Auto Theft Detective who's been at OPD for 22 years.
Rene says he always wanted to be a police officer and that he looked up to his brother Carlos. Along the way, Carlos has helped him by always being willing to give advice.
Rene has three kids and has been married 31 years.
Carlos has a 15-year-old daughter and has been married 27 years.
The Odessa brothers are proud of their Hispanic Heritage. They love the food and family celebrations.
We also put together a special video to highlight Carlos Chavez. CLICK HERE