FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 22, 2015
CONTACT: Laramie Adams
Fort Worth, Texas – Former Task Force Officer (TFO) of the Oklahoma City Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) District Office, Brett Wellden, Guthrie, Okla. native, has joined the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) as a Special Ranger for District 3 in south-central Oklahoma.
“I am excited to welcome Brett to the TSCRA team, and I look forward to working with him.” said Larry Gray, TSCRA Executive Director of Law Enforcement and Theft Prevention. “Brett has a wealth of knowledge and experience in law enforcement. His good working relationships with the law enforcement community in Oklahoma and his knowledge of the livestock and ranching industries make him a tremendous asset to the Oklahoma district.”
District 3 includes: Alfalfa, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Custer, Dewey, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Logan, Major, McClain, Oklahoma, Stephens, Washita and Woods counties.
Wellden has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience. He spent the past 11 years assigned to the Oklahoma DEA District Office as a Task Force Officer. He previously worked as a patrol and bicycle officer and as an investigator in the Midwest City Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit.
Wellden has received numerous commendations and recognition for his service as a patrol officer and an investigator. He also announces rodeos across the United States.
He is the husband of Shawn Wellden and the father of Chaisey, Garret and Carmyn Wellden.
“I am excited to serve Oklahoma ranchers and TSCRA in my new role as a Special Ranger,” said Wellden. “As we see livestock and equipment theft continue to rise, I believe I can play an active role in helping to seek justice for those who fall victim to these tasteless acts of crime.”
Wellden is based in Guthrie, Okla. and can be reached at 405-586-9145.
TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
TSCRA is a 138-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,500 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production who manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest