Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Eduardo Chavez

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 2, 2006

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Reflections for Trooper Eduardo Chavez

Another year has gone by, but the amount that I still miss you has not. Love you, brother.

Howard Hawbaker
Hidalgo County Constable Pct 3

May 2, 2024

It doesn't seem possible that all of these years have gone by since you left us. No matter how much time goes by, I still think about and miss you, buddy. I'll see you when I get there. Love ya!

Howard Hawbaker

May 2, 2023

think of you all the time !!


April 10, 2023

I think of you often. I’ll never forget the times we spent together. I miss you.


October 20, 2022

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, my brother. The memorials popped up today showing your picture with that cheesy grin. I look forward to the day that I get to see it again. Love ya' brother.

Howard Hawbaker
Hidalgo County Constable Pct 3

May 2, 2022

Think of you often.


May 2, 2022

It’s gonna be Christmas, and it’s not right that you missed us all growing up and that you’re not here. I wish you were with us this winter.


December 13, 2021

You’re missed and talked about daily. Hard to believe it had been 15 years.


May 2, 2021

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 14 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 2, 2020

It is hard to believe that 14 years have passed since you were called Home. I still miss you, buddy. Every day that passes is just another day closer to when I get to see you again.

Love ya' brother.

Deputy H L Hawbaker
Hidalgo County Constable Pct 3

May 2, 2020

You have such a wonderful son who cares deeply about his life and cherishes it every moment, I am glad to say that I have met him.

Friend of son

November 8, 2019

Hey Troop,
You don't know me, I don't know you but I've been assigned to do a class project in the police academy and your story stuck out to me. I pray you are blessed and at peace. I hope you family is blessed and that they never want for anything. Thank you for all you've done in your time as a Peace Officer. From all the reflections I've read you were a stand up guy, I only wish you could've lived your life out to old age, but God has his own plans, and we may never know them. Rest easy

No Relation

June 28, 2019

It's hard to imagine that it has been 11 years since you left us, Ed. There isn't a day that goes by in which I don't think of you and smile. I miss you, buddy...but I'm comforted in the knowledge that with each passing day it is just one closer to day I'll get to see you again. Until then, please help keep watch over us all.

Love ya, buddy.

Howard Hawbaker

May 2, 2017

Hey buddy...hope all is well. It's been a while since I have written, but that doesn't for a minute mean I've forgotten you. I'm so looking forward to the day that I get to see you again. Until then, I've got great memories!

Take care, my friend.


Howard Hawbaker

July 19, 2016

Rest in Peace Trooper Eduardo Chavez. Thank You for your Service and Great Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great State of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. You were obviously loved by many.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas

May 5, 2016

I just finished reading most of your messages ...they are true to your character absolutely sincere and overwhelming. I want you to know first of all that your wife and son are in my daily prayers ---they always will be. My memories of you go back to EHS and the way you made us all laugh (not to mention your infatuation with Snoop). Those were carefree times of fun and freedom and you are in many memories. Then memories of you working US 281 while I was in FAL w/ were all over the place and we did what we could to keep an eye on you. You returned the favor by exercising Officer Discretion when I was running late to work---much appreciated I know it happen often. As you know, my sister was also a Trooper during the time of your accident and I can understand so much of what you endured. Please know that during your time on Earth you impacted many lives. Your memory is ever so present in the simplest of everyday occurrences and when you come to mind you bring a smile to my face---that’s how I’ll always see you. I’m grateful to have known you...Thank You.

Ma. Luisa Cerda-Castañeda
DHS/ICE/ERO, Deportation Officer

January 7, 2015

It's hard to believe how much time has passed. We love you and miss you. Until we meet again, I know you are keeping an eye on us.

Richard Jankovsky
Texas DPS

May 2, 2014

I simply cannot believe that it has been 8 years since you left us. There still isn't a day that goes by when I don't think about you for some reason. I still miss you buddy. We'll see each other again some day.

Love ya, pal.


Howard Hawbaker
Hidalgo Co Pct 3

May 2, 2014

Hola Primo,
Siempre nos acordamos de ti.
Gracias por todas las risas que nos sacaste.
Nos volveremos a ver algun día.



April 18, 2013

It's been 6 yrs already since you been gone to heaven and may the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. Thank you for your service to the State of Texas and it's citizens. I also want to express my gratitude to all the brave men and women in law enforcement who continue to do their jobs protecting those in their communities everyday. May God watch over you and keep you safe! God bless your wife and child.

Sr.Detention Officer Tina Tijerina #1366
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office, Edinburg, TX

July 31, 2012

man you sure are missed!!


April 23, 2012

Stopping by to say hi.

Richard Jankovsky

September 27, 2011

Was just thinking about you.

Richard Jankovsky

July 24, 2011

It doesn't seem possible that 5 years have now gone by since one of the worst days of my life. I just wanted to drop by and tell you that I have not forgotten you, my friend. I don't think there is a day that goes by that you don't cross my mind. Fortunately, these days most of the memories are happy ones, which is good. Even though the anniversary of your leaving us brings back some of the bad memories, I refuse to let it get me down. I would prefer to celebrate your life...not your death.

Take care, Eddie. Keep watching over us and making us smile when we think about you! My life was made infinitely richer by having you as my friend. I love you and miss you, brother.


Howard L Hawbaker
Hidalgo Co. Constable's Ofc - Pct 3

May 2, 2011

You will not be forgotten, Brother.

NLC, Special Agent

March 18, 2011

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