Texas Police Officer who Moonlights as Tejano Singer Wins Music Award

June 10, 2024
Brownsville Police Officer Ruby Anne Perez, who performs under the stage name Ruby Anne, was named Best Female Entertainer of the Year at the 6th Annual All Star Music.

By Gabriella Ybarra

Source San Antonio Express-News

A Brownsville police officer who performs as a Tejano singer when she is not out doing her patrols is being recognized for her musical talent.

Ruby Anne Perez, a patrol officer with the Brownsville Police Department, was named Best Female Entertainer of the Year at the 6th Annual All Star Music Awards in San Antonio, according to a report by KRGV.com. The award was presented last month.

Perez, who performs as Ruby Anne, has been working for the police department for 20 years and serves as a senior patrol officer, according to the news station.

"I love my job so much," Perez told the Rio Grande Valley news station. "A lot of women are like, 'Well, if you can be a cop, you think I can do it too?' And I'm like, 'Yes.'"

Perez began singing at age 3 when she would perform for her mother, according to her website. She joined the Brownsville Police Department when she was 20 years old and graduated from the police academy in 2003.

Her Tejano music career started in 2021 with the release of her single " Mi Cumbia." She has since released several other singles, including "Porque Duele El Amor," "Por Un Segundo" and "Ay Dios Mio." Recently, she released her newest single "T.Q.G" along with a music video for it.

Her music can be found on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

"It's so surreal when you hear it on the radio because I never expected my music to be out there," Perez told KRGV.com. "So it's really inspiring."


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