EDINBURG, Texas – An entire community is honoring the life of a fallen Texas DPS trooper who was shot in the line of duty. Public visitation for Trooper Moises Sanchez took place at the Legacy Funeral Home in Edinburg. Hundreds of community members and law enforcement agencies from across the state gathered since the morning to pay their respects.
Commander Richard Peña, America’s Last Patrol, “He was a very brave DPS Trooper.”
The veteran’s organization, America’s Last Patrol, were among many who attended the services. Saying their last goodbye to Trooper Sanchez.
“He’s a Marine veteran. Not only a DPS officer, he served this country like all of us, and he deserved to be honored.” said Commander Peña.
The Dallas Police Department was also present. They drove down to the Valley to gift the DPS South Texas Honor Guard a flag as a symbol of respect. On display was Trooper Sanchez’s full uniform including his badge and unit license plates. Also on display was his U.S. Marine Corps uniform which were surrounded by memories during his time in the military. A memorial of his patrol unit was also displayed outside the funeral home with flowers.
Trooper Sanchez was shot in the line of duty in while responding to a traffic incident in April. He underwent several surgeries since then. Nearly five months later, Sanchez passed away due to surgery complications.
His law enforcement family says they will always remember him as a loving and hardworking man.