Officer Elijah Neely was born in Mississippi but raised in the great state of Texas. He is a decorated U.S. Army veteran who served in the Gulf War. After his time in the Army, he joined the Austin Police Department in 2002 where he spent 13 years patrolling the city on night shifts. As an experienced patrol officer, he trained newly graduated officers and also served as a Mental Health Officer (MHO) on calls for service requiring such expertise. When he is not working, Officer Neely enjoys spending time with his family and relaxing in front of the television. He is also an avid watch collector.