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Trooper Ernesto Alanis

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, February 27, 1983

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Reflections for Trooper Ernesto Alanis

Thank you all for always remembering my Daddy Ernie. I will forever cherish your reflections! Always remembered, never forgotten! John 15:13.

Trisha Garza
Daughter

May 19, 2015

Are you helping God pour out the rain partner?

Charlie Sals
ex partner

October 3, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored amd revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your famiy is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends and family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 27, 2012

Trooper Alanis,
On today, the 28th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

February 27, 2011

Rest in peace Ernesto.

Trooper II
Texas Highway Patrol

February 27, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 3, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 21, 2008

We went to PSJA High School together. We dated the same girl at different times. You joined DPS after I was already a Trooper. We even arrested drunk drivers together in Brownsville. I played TAPS at your funeral. My, how the years have passed and every time I pass by your memorial marker on North 10th street, I always reflect on our friendship. You will never be forgotten Ernie. One day, I will see you soon in Heaven.

Roy Escaname - Retired Lt.
Texas DPS

February 14, 2007

I was just thinking of your family and wondering how they are. What is kinda wierd is... if I am not mistaken... my father pronounced you dead that sad day in February. I never had the chance to meet you but I know you have met my husband Edward in heaven. Could you guys guard the streets together since you both worked for DPS in the McAllen area. Thanks!!!

Iliana Chavez
Wife of Eduardo Chavez EOW 5-2-06

February 8, 2007

THIS MAN IS MY HERO. HE WAS THE GREATEST INSPIRATION IN MY LIFE. I WAS EIGHT YEARS YOUNG WHEN THIS MAN WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM MY LIFE. HE IS NOT FORGOTTEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERD BY THOSE WHOSE LIVES HE TOUCHED.

I LOVE YOU DAD!

LT. H. GARZA

February 10, 2006

It doesn't seem like 21 years have passed since the night Ernie left us. I remember it like it was yesterday. Ernie came into communciations at McAllen PD (where I was working at the time) and asked if I wanted to ride with him the next night because his partner was taking the it off. Less than an hour later I heard the frantic voice of his partner David calling for help. I sent plenty...but it was all too late. I remember how helpless I felt sitting at the dispatch console waiting for word from the scene. When the patrol commander keyed up our tactical channel in the encrypted mode...I knew what he was going to say: My friend was gone.
How quickly things change in our line of work.

Ernie, I know you died doing the job you loved. There is a granite marker at the spot where you last stood to remind us all not to take life for granted. I cannot drive past that spot without thinking of you...no matter how long its been. You have not been forgotten my friend. I'll see you when I get there...save me a seat!

Sgt. Howard L. Hawbaker
Hidalgo Co. S.O. (TX)

April 24, 2004

Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Deputy Sheriff
POLK County Sheriff's Office, Bartow, Florida

March 24, 2004

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