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…
Officer Down: Paul Hernandez - [Universal City, Texas]
By PoliceOne Staff
AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas Highway Patrol officer has died in the line of duty while training for physical readiness, according to DPS officials.
Sgt. Paul Hernandez, who was stationed in Universal City, died Thursday at age 67 during testing conducted at the department's regional office in San Antonio. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, he suffered a fatal heart attack.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at the First Rowlett United Methodist Church, KSAT.com reported. Hernandez's family has requested donations to The American Heart Association in lieu of flowers.
Hernandez served as a law enforcement officer for 35 years.
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