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Help Support the Family of Special Agent Dustin Slovacek
Department of Public Safety CID Special Agent Dustin Slovacek died in the line of duty of COVID-19 on September 12, 2021. He was stationed in Victoria, Texas. He is survived by an 8 year old daughter. The Texas DPS Troopers Foundation is raising money for the family to help with any financial needs. DPSTF is a 501 (c) 3 so any funds donated are tax deductible. To make a donation, please click here.

Support Trooper Joshua Strawn
On August 17th, 2021, Texas DPS assisted with a multi-agency standoff with an armed suspect in Burleson county. The standoff occurred after the suspect shot a Burleson County Sheriff's Deputy attempting to serve a warrant on the suspect. A DPS-SRT team was called to the scene. After several hours of negotiating the suspect exited his home under what law enforcement officials believe to be a surrender. As the SRT team attempted to take him into custody the suspect fired a weapon at one of the m...

DPS Officers Association Region 5 Meeting

DPS Urges Drivers to Be Aware as School Year Begins
AUSTIN – With the school year beginning in person for many districts across the state, the Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public of steps they can take to keep students and staff members safe. This includes slowing down in school zones, staying off cell phones and being aware at all times while around school buses. “Going back to school is an exciting time for students, parents and staff, but it is paramount that drivers are more alert when around buses and schools,...

Father and Son
Zachary Sanchez will graduate from class A-2021 167th Trooper Training class on Friday, July 30, 2021. Zachary is the son of Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez, who was shot in the line of duty in April of 2019 while investigating a hit and run crash in McAllen, Texas. He died from his wounds after fighting a brave battle on 24 August 2019.

DPSOA Scholarship Committee approves over $50,000 in scholarships to existing and college bound students
The DPSOA Scholarship Committee met in Austin on Friday the 25th of June and approved over $50,000 in scholarships for continuing and first time applications. Over 88 applications were received. The awards range in amounts of $500 for non-member applicants to $1100 for member applicants. The inaugural  "Buddy Owles" memorial scholarship in the amount of $2000 was awarded to Reese Weatherford. A total of 60 scholarships were awarded. A huge thanks to the committee consisting of Wa...

Thank You Wyatt Ranches!
The Texas DPSOA and the Texas DPSTF would like to thank our friends at Wyatt Ranches Foundation for their extremely generous donation of $50,000, making them a Founding Partner. Wyatt Ranches in the news: Wyatt Ranches Foundation donates over $525k to area organizations

Help Support Trooper Tovar
Click Here to Make a Donation On April 8th, 2021 for unclear reasons, an employee of the Kent Moore Cabinet Company in Bryan, Texas opened fire with a handgun on his co-workers which resulted in the death of one individual and the serious injury of several others. Officers from multiple agencies, including Texas DPS, responded to the scene to provide assistance, but the suspect had escaped from the area prior to police arrival. Fairly quickly, a white male suspect in the shootings was identifi...

Help Support the Family of Trooper Walker
Trooper Chad Walker was ambushed while responding to a motorist assist in Limestone County near Mexia, Texas on March 26, 2021. The suspect fired at Trooper Walker before he was able to stop his vehicle, striking him in the head and abdomen. The suspect fled the scene and was later found deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot. Trooper Walker was transported to Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. He succumbed to his injuries on March 29, 2021. Trooper Walker was a member of B...

Texas DPSOA Partners with Texas True Blue Coffee Company
The Texas DPSOA is proud to announce that we are partnering with Texas True Blue Coffee Company. Proceeds will go towards funding our Memorial Highway Signs project. ABOUT TEXAS TRUE BLUE COFFEE COMPANYTexas True Blue Coffee Company is all about the men and women that don a uniform, a gun, and a badge. As they go out the door they leave their family behind to safeguard the community they live in. It is about each of them that are willing to run towards danger and gunfire. They put themse...

Highway Memorial Signs
Texas DPSOA is pleased to announce that we have raised the money to pay for all the Highway Memorial signs.

We Love Our Community!
The Texas DPSOA recently received this amazingly heartfelt letter from a supporter! We love our community and are proud to serve you all. No matter the situation, we will always be there to protect you. Thank you so much for your continued support!

Remembering Trooper Moises Sanchez
Trooper Moises Sanchez End of Watch - August 24, 2019 At approximately 8:45 p.m. on April 6, 2019, Trooper Sanchez approached a two-vehicle crash scene in Edinburg. The driver of one of the vehicles fled the scene and later shot Trooper Sanchez. The suspect was captured and will now face the charge of Capital Murder. In the months following the shooting, Trooper Sanchez and his family received an outpouring of support by countless members of the public, fellow law enforcement partne...

Thank you for your support!
The Texas DPSOA would like to express our gratitude for your overwhelming generosity during our “Red, White, Blue, and YOU” fundraising campaign. We truly live by our campaign slogan “One Nation, One Community, Many Voices, Under the Banner of Unity.” Together we do make our community a better and safe place to live and work. We are honored to have your continued support, and we pledge to uphold our promises to give back to the community that we love. Thank you to all of the don...

Internet And Website Safety Tips
Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target:Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords.Do not us...

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