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
Monday, 28 June 2021
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...
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.
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Wyatt Ranches Foundation donates over $525k to area organizations
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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...
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
Thursday, 11 March 2021
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...