Troopers Enjoy Annual Fish Fry

Towards the end of March, Department of Public Safety teams from Region 2 enjoyed their annual fish fry! The event has grown considerably in the last few years, almost doubling in size from last year. Folks from the Company “A” Texas Rangers, Region 2 Texas Highway Patrol, the Region 2 Criminal Investigation command staff, and Regional Commander Dwayne Steen all collaborated to produce the most enjoyable fish fry yet!

The event also served as the yearly qualifications for retirees from the DPS. There were two ranges set up so they could qualify with their weapons, all while a team of cooks produced mountains of catfish, hush puppies, french fries, and more sides than you can shake a stick at. They planned to feed around 180 people, but managed to satisfy at least 215. It was a real family affair.

The highlight of the event was perhaps when a chopper from the Department of Public Safety Aircraft section in Houston dropped by! The bird landed in a nearby field and the pilots were greeted with cheers and plates full of food. Everyone enjoyed chatting with the pilots and admiring the chopper.

The Texas State Troopers Association is proud to support these sorts of events. Our contributions, as well as those from other organizations, help provide the door prizes that were awarded throughout the event. These sorts of events are so important. What a great opportunity for the active personnel to spend time with the retirees, learning about everything that has gone into the Interstate Highway system. It’s truly special to bring members of the law enforcement community together to catch up, swap stories, and just spend some quality time with colleagues and friends.

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