As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Javier Arana was killed in an automobile accident as he responded to assist a vehicle pursuit in El Paso at approximately 0130 hours on Saturday, March 24, 2012.
According to ODMP, Trooper Arana's vehicle collided with a Ford Ranger pickup truck and burst into flames upon impact.
The Austin American Statesman reports that the driver of the pickup — 18-year-old Edgardo Antonio Flores — was taken to Del Sol Medical Center.
Arana — the 87th DPS employee to die in the line of duty — is survived by his wife and children.
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