CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — During the Port of Corpus Christi's Commissioner meeting on Tuesday board members gave a special tribute to recently retired San Patricio County Sheriff Leroy Moody.

Moody has served the community for more than 40-years but was born and raised in the city for 70 years.

"The things we've done over there we hope to have been for the betterment of our communities and our young people, and we hope that it continues and that everything will get better, not worse as we grow. with industry," Moody said.

Since Moody's retirement in March, sheriff Oscar Riveria has taken over.