Highway Patrol Trooper Javier Arana, Jr.
November 18, 2010 - March 24, 2012
On March 24, 2012, Javier Arana Jr., was responding to a pursuit call when his patrol car was struck by a Ford Ranger at the intersection of Joe Battle Blvd. and Bob Hope Dr. in east El Paso at approximately 1:28 a.m. in the morning. His vehicle caught fire, and Arana died on the scene. Arana graduated from the DPS Academy in November 2010 and was stationed in El Paso. He is survived by a wife and children. He was the 87th DPS employee to die in the line of duty.