AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The last of six new patrol vessels being used by the Texas Department of Public Safety and named for a slain officer has been commissioned.
Ceremonies were held Wednesday in Austin for the black-and-white boat named in memory of Trooper Scott Burns.
Burns was fatally shot during an April 2008 traffic stop near Lake O' The Pines in East Texas. A suspect in the slaying later killed himself to avoid being captured.
The Scott Burns joins five other 34-foot shallow water interceptors outfitted with high-tech equipment and meant to patrol the Rio Grande and other waterways.