RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – An entire community is pulling together for DPS Trooper Moises Sanchez who was shot during a traffic stop over the weekend. Tonight, DPS officials have released more details on his condition.
The Mission police Department hosted a crimes victim’s vigil. Before the start of the vigil, special prayers and thoughts for the injured trooper and his family.
DPS Lieutenant Hernandez tells us Trooper Sanchez suffered a gunshot wound to his head and shoulder, and since being admitted to the hospital he has remained medically sedated. Numerous procedures have been performed to treat his injuries.
Robert Dominguez, Mission Police Chief had this to say:
“It comes from the heart what we do and let’s be realistic, in our world as you know back on Saturday our trooper Moises Sanchez was shot in the line of duty. He is fighting for his life. Another victim of crime here unfortunately in the Rio Grande Valley and that’s what we want to project here to the community, that they don’t stand alone, that we are here for them. The service organization is here for them as well.”
Trooper Sanchez has been stabilized and remains in critical condition.
DPS officials say they appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers for continued progress of his condition.