WASHINGTON, D.C.--Today, Congressmen Ted Poe (R-TX) and Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA) joined members of the bipartisan Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus to honor this year’s outstanding individuals that have gone above and beyond to helping victims of crime.  Poe and Costa cofounded the bipartisan Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus in 2005. This year, Congressman Poe awarded Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia with the Suzanne McDaniel Memorial Award for Public Awareness for his service to Harris County, specifically on the issue of combatting Human Trafficking

“Houstonians are lucky to have the finest Sherriff in the nation protecting us. Sherriff Garcia is a lawman who has dedicated his life to making Houston safer, keeping criminals off the streets and watching out for victims of crime. He does it all--from hunting down killers to going after human trafficking rings. The fight against sex trafficking in Houston has made great strides thanks The Sheriff’s dedication to this issue. Thanks to him we are much closer to eradicating modern day slavery.”