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DPS Identifies Human Remains as 2013 Missing Person from Midland County
AUSTIN – Human remains found in Midland County in 2013 have now been positively identified as Sylvia Nicole Smith following an extensive investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). A homicide investigation is now underway. On Aug. 1, 2013, Smith’s then-unidentified remains were found near South County Road 1160 and FM 1213, south of Midland. Workers surveying near an oilfield wellsite discovered her partial remains. The Texas Rangers, DPS Aircraft and the Midland Coun...

Results of Texas Police Games in San Angelo 2022
As the 2022 Texas Police Games hosted in San Angelo come to a conclusion, we’d like to recognize the achievements of those representing DPS. 10K Run: Trooper Megan Maffei (HP San Angelo) came away with the gold medal being the 1st overall female. Trooper Gus Stoner (HP San Angelo) earned the silver medal claiming 2nd in his age group. Cycling Road Race – 23 Miles: Sergeant Justin Baker (SE San Angelo) earned a bronze medal claiming 3rd in his age group. 5K Run: Corporal ...

Trooper Jabari Scott family tragedy
Trooper Jabari Scott (THP Floresville) and his wife Jordan were looking forward to celebrating the birth of their second child on June 15th. During the scheduled c-section, Jordan began experiencing complications during the procedure and passed away while delivering a second son Kendel, who is doing well. The emotional damage of losing your wife and mother of your children at a time normally filled with happiness is something Trooper Scott and his 2 sons will have to deal with. DPSOA/DPSTF hav...

Trooper Lyndon Johnson injury update
On 6-12-2022 at approximately 2:30 am. Trooper Lyndon Johnson was parked on the shoulder of Southbound PBGT in Grand Prairie (Dallas County) with a DWI suspect in custody. A wrecker was on scene impounding the suspect vehicle. Trooper Johnson and the suspect were inside the patrol car when they were struck from behind by another passing vehicle. The driver of the vehicle who struck the troopers unit exited his vehicle and was walking toward the patrol car when he was struck and killed by a t...

Sig Sauer Pistol Offers
As a reminder, the same Sig Sauer P365 that is issued by the DPS to active duty officers can now be purchased by retired DPS officers. Additionally, in celebration of the 200-year anniversary of the Texas Rangers, CTC Gunworks is offering two limited edition commemorative pistols.  Please see the attached flyers below for more information. Sig Sauer P365 Offer 200 Year Anniversary Commemorative Pistols

News from the Capitol
Governor and Texas Legislative Leaders Respond to School Shooting in Uvalde Governor Greg Abbott sent a joint letter to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Dade Phelan requesting the Texas legislative leaders convene special legislative committees following last week’s tragic shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. He requested that committees review what steps previous legislatures have enacted, what resources the State has made available to local school districts, and make ...

Texas Primary Runoff Election Results
Typically, incumbents who find themselves in a runoff are in deep trouble of losing, but last night incumbents fared well with only Rep. Phil Stephenson (R-Wharton) losing against challenger Stan Kitzman (R) 58%-42%. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) handily defeated George P. Bush (R) 68%-32%, and Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian (R) beat Sarah Stogner (R), 65%-35%. Four of the five Texas House incumbents in runoffs won: • Rep. Kyle Kacal (R-College Station) wo...

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