Fallen State Trooper laid to rest


EDINBURG, Texas – Hundreds from across the country gathered at the Bert Ogden Arena to honor Trooper Moises Sanchez.

The body of the fallen Texas DPS Trooper laid in an arena filled with admiration, love, and respect.  

“I can tell you right now after everything I’ve seen my dad go through since I was a kid, that my dad is different. He’s the closest human being that I’ve seen that comes close to a nearly perfect character.” said Trooper Sanchez’s eldest son.

Law enforcement agencies local, state, and federal including officers from Chicago and California also attended the ceremony. Among those in attendance was the Edinburg Police Chief who played a big part in Trooper Sanchez’s career.  

Chief Cesar Torres, “I walked up to Moi and said ‘Moi are you interested in becoming a Texas Trooper?’ He said “I don’t qualify.” I said ‘Aren’t you a Marine?’ He said “I am.” I said, ‘You’re more than qualified.’ That night I hear from Yvonne saying he gets home and applies online. That’s where it all begins.”

At the end of the ceremony Trooper Sanchez’s casket was opened for his wife and three kids to say their last good bye. Following his services at the arena, Trooper Sanchez was escorted to the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission where he was laid to rest.

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