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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When I was little, I remember thinking you were my uncle. When we lost you, it hurt immensely but what was more heart-breaking was watching my dad lose one of his best friends. He speaks of you from time to time and always with tears in his eyes. You are so missed everyday. May you continue to be at peace. You will never be forgotten.

Cynthia Lambert
family friend

May 23, 2018

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