Trooper Javier Arana, Jr.
Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol, Texas
Trooper Javier Arana was killed in an automobile accident as he responded to assist a vehicle pursuit in El Paso at approximately 1:30 am. During the response, Trooper Arana’s vehicle collided with a pickup truck near the intersection of Joe Battle Boulevard and Bob Hope Drive. Trooper Arana’s patrol car burst into flames upon impact. Trooper Arana was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for two years. He is survived by his wife and five children.