Last of new Texas DPS patrol vessels commissioned

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Associated Press

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

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.

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http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/

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