Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May 1, 2023 –May 31, 2023)
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office would like to highlight two deputies who have served with distinction.
Deputy Harold Pickens has been with the Sheriff's Office for eight years. He was born and raised in the Philippines. He joined the U.S. Army and sought a career in law enforcement as a natural segue into the next step of his life. "Being a Filipino has taught me to be a hard worker and grateful for the opportunities that I have been presented," said Deputy Pickens.
Deputy Vu Le has been with the Sheriff's Office for six years. He was born in Chicago and moved to Houston at 11 years of age to train in a monastery and become a Buddhist monk. His family is from Vietnam. He chose a career in law enforcement after serving the U.S. Army. He is an Army Reserve Buddhist chaplain with 19 years of service. "It is important to keep up with my asian cultural values because it’s a constant reminder to practice harmony, duty, honor, respect, education and allegiance," said Deputy Vu.