Philip Gero is a former Pflugerville Police Officer who served 12 years with the department. Phil served in many capacities during his career with the department including Patrol Sergeant and K9 handler. He made the decision to leave the job after suffering the effects of PTSD and mental health deterioration.
At the time of his resignation he served as the Sergeant over persons crimes in Criminal Investigations. After leaving the police department, Phil discovered that the use of cannabis was extremely helpful in treating his PTSD and anxiety. While searching for community around this medicine, Phil found Texas NORML. He currently serves on their board as the Law Enforcement Advisor.
As a member and activist Phil strives to bring more transparency to policy around policing and cannabis law. He hopes to inspire others who struggle with the mental health and trauma to share their stories.
Phil currently lives with his wife and three children. He is the owner of a successful small business that serves the local community. Phil is always working to bring positivity to the narrative around cannabis and looks forward to working toward the goal of legalization.