Patrick Richard donated his talent to honor Metrocom with this mural
(Left to right) local artist Patrick Richard, Metrocom supervisor, Ronnie Sepulveda, and 911 Program Manager, Kathleen Porche unveilled the mural in Metrocom today.
Media speaks to Patrick Richard who donated his talent to create artwork for Metrocom
Local artist Patrick Richard with his artwork which he donated to honor Metrocom
Local artist Patrick Richards of Architectural Details donated his talent in order to enhance the hallway leading into the MetroCom Communication’s Center. In April, Mr. Richards was contacted regarding National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week. Due to our telecommunicators’ dedication and hard work, Mr. Richards graciously agreed to complete the mural in an effort to reassure our appreciation of our MetroCom telecommunicators and beautify our work area. The mural displays the MetroCom’s Mission in order to remind our team of MetroCom’s principles and values on a daily basis.
Patrick Richard’s Biography – Patrick Richards is President and Owner of Architectural Details. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art specializing in Advertising Graphic Design from Sam Houston State University in 1986. After traveling the world and working as an apprentice for the famous muralist Richard Haas, Mr. Richards was inspired to bring murals to the interior of people’s homes. In 1991 he began Architectural Details; established his studio, ArtPharm, in Corpus Christi; recruited a team of three artists; and has completed over 40 projects throughout Texas.
MetroCom Information – MetroCom is the twenty-four hour 9-1-1 communications center serving a population of over 352,000 Nueces County residents; 316,381 of which are residents of the City of Corpus Christi. MetroCom was established in 1993 after a study indicated it was essential for Nueces County to have a single Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for all 911 emergency calls and dispatch functions. On average our team answers 50,000 a month or 600,000 a year. Of these calls, an average of 466,000 are dispatched each year. When handling multiple 9-1-1 emergency requests for Police, Fire and Medical Services, and when operating multi-frequency radio dispatch and computer entries, life and death decisions must be made with speed and accuracy. Our Mission is reads, “MetroCom is committed to providing prompt quality service, in a caring resourceful, and professional manner to the citizens and visitors or Corpus Christi and those we serve.”