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250 runners turn out in memory of slain Texarkana officer

July 28, 2014 • Around the State

Texarkana Officer William Jason Sprague

Texarkana Officer William Jason Sprague

More than 250 runner hit the streets Saturday morning in Texarkana to honor the memory of a Texarkana Police Officer who died last year in the line of duty.

Officer William Jason Sprague, 30, was mortally wounded June 15, 2013, in a hit-and-run crash while responding to a disturbance involving about 100 people.

Family members, friends and members of the law enforcement community organized the run as a way of keeping Officer Sprague’s memory alive. Continue Reading »

CLEAT waives membership dues for members called to National Guard duty

July 24, 2014 • Around the State

MPRIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Law enforcement officers who are members of the National Guard and called to active duty along the Texas-Mexico border will not have to pay their CLEAT membership dues for the duration of their deployment.

“As these officers prepare to leave their homes and their families to serve in the border-security efforts in South Texas, we want them to know that their dues will be taken care of,” said Charley Wilkison, Executive Director of CLEAT. Continue Reading »

Midland sheriff’s association honors Officers of the Year

July 21, 2014 • Around the State

Midland DSA Banquet 07192014 001Midland Deputy Sheriff’s Association gave out its 2014 Officer of the Year Awards at it’s banquet last week.

The honorees were, from left to right, Casey O’Donnell, CID;  Adam Hilliard, Detention;  Jerry Cook, Courthouse Security and  Miranda Chavez, Patrol.

Not pictured was Harold Uddley, Civil Process/Warrants.

CLEAT had a great presence at the event, giving out promotional items as door prizes with the president Ken Colston. CLEAT benefit, pocket spirals and pens were available at sign-in table.