Galveston deputy, ‘Texas Star’
Texas Governor Rick Perry presents Galveston County Deputy Sheriff Michael Roy, The Texas Star Award during ceremonies in Austin on September 11th. Roy was one of 32 law enforcement officers being awarded. He was critically injured in a collision in 2005 while responding to a stabbing call in Bacliff, Texas.
The Texas Star Award is presented annually to law enforcement officers killed or injured in the line of duty.
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Benefit For Slain Officer’s Family Huge Success
PEARLAND, Texas - Hundreds drove through a parking lot in Pearland Sep- tember 12th, to pick up Fajita dinners- to-go prepared to benefit the family of slain Pasadena police officer Jesse Hamilton.
Hamilton was gunned down August 21st after responding to a domestic dis- burbance call at a Pasadena trailer park. He was a four year veteran of the force.
Organized by former Pearland police officer Rick Fernandez, owner of the Cop Stop and Scrub Source Medical Supply, volunteers from throughout the area and members of the Pasadena Po- lice Officer’s Wives Association, set out to to sell more than 1800 dinners at $8 each, and they did. At last report more than $22 thousand had been received from sales and donations.
The Police News was there, as a special traffic lane was set up in the 6800 block of Broadway, and officers directed the cars through the Cop Stop parking lot where they would drive-thru and pickup their dinners.
public officials from several cities and counties pitched in to help the Hamilton family, left behind by the death of Jesse Hamilton.
Many businesses, Cop Stop and Scrubs vendors participated. Gringo’s Mexican Restaurant prepared the hun- dreds of dinners and Gringo employee’s set up a makeshift kitchen in the park- ing lot where the dinners were plated and served.
Twenty-four year old Sergio Robles, the accused killer of Officer Hamilton is in custody, charged with Capital Murder of a Police Officer.
Police officers, firefighters, EMT’s and