UT System Police Featured Officer of the Month


December 2014

Jason Rask

UT Austin PD



Officer Rask has been with the UT Police System for approximately six years. He is a member of the System Rapid Response Team, Bike Patrol, Special Response Team, Honor Guard, Counter Assault Strike Team, and is a Rape Aggression Defense Instructor and Hostage Negotiator. He takes pride in his work with UTPD and always gives 100% in every task. His goal each day when he starts a shift is to make a difference in at least one person’s life. In these efforts, he has won two life saving awards.


Rask was born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina, and later moved to Alabama where he finished high school and attended the University of Montevallo. He opened a gym and personal training studio while he attended the Jefferson County Sheriffs Academy. He worked as a police officer in Alabama, and later spent some time living abroad in Perth, Australia, before moving to his new home in Austin, Texas. 

In his spare time, Officer Rask enjoys shark fishing and conservation, working on cars, and spending time outdoors with his wife, daughter, and son. He has a passion for protecting animals and people and loves to do so in all aspects of life.



Click the links below to go directly to prior Officers of the Month


October 2014

Diego Mata

UT Pan American PD

November 2014

John Morrison

UT Arlington PD


July 2014

Officer Carolina Villareal

UT Austin PD

August 2014

Officer Robert Trimyer

UT Health Science Center San Antonio PD

September 2014

Stacey Rotunno

UT Dallas PD


April 2014

Gordon Firth

UT Dallas PD

May 2014

John Armstead

UT Houston PD

June 2014

Rey Trevino

UT Brownsville PD


January 2014

Robert DeRohn

UT San Antonio PD

February 2014

Joel Rivera

UT Arlington PD

March 2014

Natalie Rodriguez

UT Health Northeast PD


October 2013

Bobby Lane

UT San Antonio PD

November 2013

Charles Bonnet

UT Austin PD

December 2013

Kevin Gray

UT Houston PD


July 2013

Perla Noriega

UT Brownsville PD

August 2013

Jason Taylor

UT Austin PD

September 2013

Laura Davis

UT Austin PD


April 2013

Samantha Carter

UT Austin PD

May 2013

Jerry Blanco

UT Arlington PD

June 2013

David Sedmak

UT HSC San Antonio


January 2013

Clifford A. Douglas

UTMB Galveston PD

February 2013

Ashley Griffin

UT Austin PD

March 2013

Homar Bahena

UT Brownsville PD


October 2012

Scott H. Barnwell

UT MD Anderson PD

November 2012

Liju George

UT Southwestern PD

December 2012

Brandy Elliot

UT Tyler PD


July 2012

Molly Ralph

UT Pan American PD

August 2012

Joseph Michael Pasqua

UT Austin PD

September 2012

Dava Barnhart

UT Austin PD


April 2012

Angelia Lemmonds

UT MD Anderson PD

May 2012

Adam Jones

UT Southwestern PD

June 2012

Stefan Happ

UT MD Anderson PD




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