Law Enforcement Family Gathers to Dedicate Building, Remember Fallen Officer 8/16/12
CBS 7 News
August 16, 2012
Big Spring - People within the law enforcement community are like one big family. That family came together today for the dedication of the new law enforcement center in Big Spring. The building was named after fallen DPS Trooper and former Big Spring Officer Troy Hogue, who lost his life in the line of duty 18 years ago.
"We're just thrilled that Troy has not been forgotten..we miss him everyday," his sister Trisha Cauble said.
Colleagues of Hogue spoke at the ceremony, remembering him as a tough officer with a big heart. But more importantly, to honor his service and sacrifice.
"We still appreciate what he did for us and more so with this building...he would have loved to see this," Lonny Smith, Chief of Big Spring Police said.
"He wanted to be in law enforcement and loved every minute of it," Mike Dawson with the Howard County Sheriff's Office said.
His family says it's an honor to see Hogue's legacy of hard work carried on after all of these years.
"I know he would have felt such honor, but he also would have thought 'Why is everybody making such a fuss..I was doing my job' and he loved what he was doing," Cauble said. "You would think the one who killed Troy would be the one remembered...you hear that all the time and it hasn't been that way. Troy continues to be honored and missed and loved."