Copperas Cove honored three employees this month who have served a combined 30 years with the city.

Lori Hix, with the Copperas Cove Police Department, was the longest-tenured employee to be recognized. She started as a patrol officer in 1992 and became a criminal investigator by 1996.

“(Hix) has worked on investigation for every type of crime,” said City Manager Andrea Gardner. “She has truly been an invaluable asset to (the Criminal Investigation Division).”

After 20 years with the city, Hix’s tenure will come to an end when she retires in July.

“Lori will be retiring in July and while her position will be filled by someone else, she will be truly missed,” Gardner said.

Heather Frink, a firefighter and paramedic, was given a five-year service award for her work with the Copperas Cove Fire Department. She received a Unity Award in 2010 and has been recognized for her work by city organizations and others, Gardner said.

Tracy Molnes, the city’s purchasing officer, also received a five-year service award. Her first day with the city was June 9, 2008.

“Tracy is very experienced, and her work is appreciated on multiple levels,” Gardner said.


Contact Mason W. Canales at ​ or (254) 501-7474

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