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‘Blue Alert’ legislature passes

SB 1138 by Senator John Whitmire (D-Houston) creates a “Blue Alert” System. Similar to an Amber or Silver Alert, this will send out notifications when someone who has injured an officer is on the loose. Effective date: Sept. 1, 2017.

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KXAN’s Fallen Officers Project

“Fallen” is a powerful series put together by KXAN that investigates a common trait among many of the people who have shot and killed Texas peace officers since 2000. The three-episode series is now available on

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2017 Texas Peace Officers Memorial Ride

The 2017 Texas Peace Officers Memorial Ride, which will benefit and raise funds for the three Texas chapters of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), will start Saturday, April 29 in Fort Worth and end Sunday, April 30 in Austin.

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Lawmaker files ‘Sandra Bland Act’

Representative Garnet Coleman filed HB 2702, the Sandra Bland Act, a bill that would require additional de-escalation training for DPS and other law enforcement, punish those who repeatedly racially profile, and calls fore more police reform.

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