• (in no particular order) Major Ruben Galindo; Texas State Rep. Kyle Kacal; Central Texas Regional director, Todd Snyder; Deputy Director, Freeman Martin; Texas DPS Director, Steven McCraw; and the family of the late Trooper Chad Walker; his wife, Tobie; son, Ethan; twin daughters, Rylee and Charlee; and Tulsa June with the newly dedicated Highway Memorial sign in honor of Trooper Walker on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
    (in no particular order) Major Ruben Galindo; Texas State Rep. Kyle Kacal; Central Texas Regional director, Todd Snyder; Deputy Director, Freeman Martin; Texas DPS Director, Steven McCraw; and the family of the late Trooper Chad Walker; his wife, Tobie; son, Ethan; twin daughters, Rylee and Charlee; and Tulsa June with the newly dedicated Highway Memorial sign in honor of Trooper Walker on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
  • Texas DPS Honor Guard presentation of flags during a special private dedication ceremony held in Groesbeck on Nov. 8 in honor of the late Trooper Chad Walker.  
    Texas DPS Honor Guard presentation of flags during a special private dedication ceremony held in Groesbeck on Nov. 8 in honor of the late Trooper Chad Walker.  
  • Major Ruben Galindo makes an address at the dedication ceremony held in Groesbeck on Nov. 8 in honor of the late Trooper Chad Walker.  
    Major Ruben Galindo makes an address at the dedication ceremony held in Groesbeck on Nov. 8 in honor of the late Trooper Chad Walker.  
  • Trooper Chad Walker, 38, died on March 31, 2021, a few days after he was shot while stopping to assist a driver on FM-2838 near U.S. 84 in Limestone County. Walker, who joined DPS in 2015, was stationed in Groesbeck at the time of his death.
    Trooper Chad Walker, 38, died on March 31, 2021, a few days after he was shot while stopping to assist a driver on FM-2838 near U.S. 84 in Limestone County. Walker, who joined DPS in 2015, was stationed in Groesbeck at the time of his death.

Dedication ceremony held for fallen DPS Trooper Chad Walker

A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aircraft and Highway Memorial sign was dedicated in honor of Trooper Chad Walker on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Walker died in the line of duty in 2021. Walker’s family, DPS Director Steven McCraw, fellow Troopers, area law enforcement, and state and local officials attended the ceremony at the Groesbeck Convention Center in Groesbeck.

Walker, 38, died on March 31, 2021, a few days after he was shot while stopping to assist a driver on FM-2838 near U.S. 84 in Limestone County. Walker, who joined DPS in 2015, was stationed in Groesbeck at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife and four children.

“Trooper Walker is a hero,” stated DPS representatives, “He's a hero to his family, his friends, his community, and his DPS family. His selfless sacrifice will never be forgotten.”

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a highway dedication will take place at a later date. 

 

 

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