Trooper Carlos Ray Warren

Trooper Carlos Ray Warren

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 5, 1991

Carlos Ray Warren

Trooper Carlos Warren was shot and killed when he interrupted an abduction in progress at a rural highway rest area on Highway 71 near Del Valle, Texas. He was shot in the neck.

The suspect fled the scene but was later stopped in San Antonio, Texas, for not wearing his seatbelt. He opened fire on the officer who stopped him and was wounded by the officer's return fire. He was convicted of Trooper Warren's murder and sentenced to prison. He was denied parole in 2008.

Trooper Warren had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for five years and was assigned to Region 6. He had previously served as a special agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command for seven years. He is survived by his parents, two daughters, and three brothers.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .380 caliber
  • Offender Eligible for parole in 2011

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I was a trooper stationed in the community just outside Austin and worked frequently with Carlos. There is a group of current and former DPS officers along with Austin PD and Travis County SO officers who are trying to get State Highway 71 where Carlos was murdered named the Carlos Ray Warren Highway. Anyone interested in donating to purchase the signage may contact the DPS Officers Association in Austin.

Sgt. Dana C. Moore (Ret.)
Texas DPS

November 26, 2018

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