Maritime Response Team


Members of the Maritime Response Team are:
  • Corporal Thomas Johnson - Team Leader / Rescue Diver
  • Sergeant Joey Watts - Assistant Team Leader / Rescue Diver
  • Sergeant David Vesely - Rescue Diver
  • Deputy Ashley Rasberry - Rescue Diver
  • Sergeant Wayne Rogers - Open Water Diver


The Maritime Response Team:
  • Assists with the detection of crimes involving bodies of water
  • Performs search and rescue or search and recovery operations
  • Responds to water rescue calls in Hood County
  • Supports other local agencies in water rescue / recovery operations and public safety
Members of the team are certified in self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). The Maritime Response Team is dedicated to water safety and awareness through public safety training and water safety classes.

For More Information

For more information about the Maritime Response Team, please contact the sheriff's office at (817) 579-3316 or view additional information about the team.