Category Archives: Around the State

Families of fallen officers compensated in various ways

AUSTIN (KXAN) - By Robert Maxwell Published: August 6, 2016, 7:30 pm | Updated: August 6, 2016, 11:27 pm Investigators tasked with finding out how a Travis County Sheriff’s sergeant died last month say it could be either a homicide or self-inflicted, but they say they’re still gathering the facts of how he was fatally…
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Police Officer’s Memorial Foundation receives two donations

[caption id="attachment_13076" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured from left to right: Paul Brown, Charley Wilkison and Todd Harrison[/caption] A donation was made to the Peace Officer's Memorial Foundation yesterday from Benefit Insurance Consultants, Houston TX. In addition, Paul Brown made an additional personal donation of $500 to the POMF. Thank you for your support of Texas Peace…
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San Juan residents want police department disciplinary process to change

By Analise Ortiz | FRIDAY, JULY 29TH 2016 Some San Juan residents want to do away with the police department’s current disciplinary process after an officer accused of excessive force was reinstated. Officer Juan Galindo was placed on indefinite suspension in December when video showed him kneeing a handcuffed man. Galindo was able to appeal his…
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CLEAT Stops Sheriff from Privatizing El Paso Jails

In a stunning victory for CLEAT and the El Paso County Sheriff's Officer's Association, CLEAT has stopped the Sheriff from privatizing jobs in the El Paso County Jails. In September of 2015, El Paso County Sheriff, Richard Wiles, gave 16 Detention Officer jobs to non-law enforcement employees.  He had plans to take away 8 more…
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Local anti-gov’t members say police don’t need to fear them

BY FRED CANTU MONDAY, JULY 18TH 2016 Texas police groups know what it's like to have their brothers murdered, so they feel for Louisiana. Charley Wilkison is executive director of C.L.E.A.T., the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas. He says, "Texas has lost the most in the line of duty of any state in the…
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Fatal encounters: Suspects’ deaths rise across Texas even as arrests drop

By Brandi Grissom Austin Bureau Chief Published: 16 July 2016 05:28 PM Updated: 17 July 2016 12:03 PM Charley Wilkison, executive director of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, attributed the rise in violent confrontations largely to increasingly aggressive suspects who refuse to cooperate with officers. Officers are “facing a new kind of lawlessness,”…
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Dallas Strong: Five Lives Remembered

[caption id="attachment_12988" align="alignleft" width="215"] Photo Taken By: Melinda Smith [/caption] The recent shooting in Dallas on July 7 has called for more community and national strength than ever before. Dallas didn’t just lose five amazing officers, but fathers, brothers, and friends. To just say sorry for your loss isn’t enough. Words can only do so…
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CLEAT Supports Troops in Greenville, Texas

Today, President Todd Harrison, Executive Director Charley Wilkison, VP Dean Gilliam, Regional Directors Lloyd Cook, Brady Sipes and Field Services Rep John Kerr were out in Greenville, Texas this morning. The group made it out there early to whip up some breakfast and show support for our members.
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Law Enforcement For Little Ones: 1st Annual Dove Hunt

[caption id="attachment_12944" align="alignleft" width="110"]       [/caption] TCLEA is raising monies to provide things like clothes, toys, and financial assistance. Recipients include: Children, LE Officers, the Special Olympics, and Families of fallen Officers killed in the line of duty. Take part in an effort that the whole family can participate in.
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