Periodically we want to introduce some of our valued team members that separate Heartland from other companies.
Today we would like to introduce you to Capt. Corey Pryor has been with us for almost a decade and has brought so much value to our company. Captain Corey Pryor is a supervisor who oversees the day-to-day operations. Part of Capt Pryor’s responsibility is to patrol the client’s property and to train other Officers to ensure the client gets the service they need.
Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, he grew up around law enforcement. His father, Thomas Pryor, was a Police Officer who made a huge impact on Corey’s life growing up.. He raised Corey to see what a difference law enforcement can make. He also raised him to be an intentional father and officer himself. As the youngest child out of a blended family, Pryor grew up holding on to sweet memories like his dad spending $400 dollars on a moped and then buying it again after he broke the first one just because he wanted his son to enjoy something. He saw the strength and kindness of his dad, and that’s the kind of man he chooses to be, and we can say that he is.
After working security in Arkansas, Pryor moved to Dallas eight years ago and without intentionally looking, he stumbled upon Heartland. He has been with us since, and we wouldn’t be who we are today without him.
When I interviewed Pryor, he shared with us a story that not only shows the impact security can make for our city, but also shows you the type of officer and man Pryor is, and why we are proud to have him in our team: “I dealt with a homeless guy about a month ago. He’s normally a hard-ass type of guy. The conversation, in the beginning, was rough, tough, and it felt like we weren’t going anywhere… but I stayed and stuck through the rough part, and then he opened up. This man started to cry and shared about how he wanted to change and get his life together. I was able to share with this man and he listened to what I had to say. I decided I would help him get into a program that would help him out. That was a breakthrough. The following day I went out to help and reached out to homeless solutions. At the end of it, I didn’t see the end result, but that contact made an impact on my life… I thought, “if I can get one person clean and off the streets, then that’s what I am here for. It’s what makes it worth it. I am not saving the world but reaching out and being there for an individual then that’s good enough for me.” – Pryor
This is our captain, and we are proud to have him!