On January 12, 2016, The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Office of the Governor and Texas Crime Stoppers announced the creation of the Fallen Hero Reward Texas Remembers program. The new program, funded by the Governor's Criminal Justice Division and administered by DPS, is designed to help generate new investigative leads in unresolved or cold cases involving a Texas law enforcement officer or first responder who was murdered or suffered an incapacitating injury while in the line of duty or while acting in an official capacity.
Texas Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $20,000 for information resulting in one of these featured cases being solved. For decades paying rewards to anonymous tipsters has been a proven method in the apprehension of criminals in Texas, and the Fallen Hero Reward program builds on the success of the state's existing tipster reward programs the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives and Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders programs.
For any agency that may have an unresolved or cold case that meets the criteria for the Fallen Hero Reward program, please email Texas Crime Stoppers at firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible for the cash rewards, anyone with information on a featured unresolved or cold case can provide anonymous tips in three different ways: