Rod Carroll

Houstonians mourned the loss of four firefighters who died when a hotel collapsed on the first responders as they were fighting a Southwest Inn blaze May 31, 2013. News of their deaths resonated in Southeast Texas, as well.

Rod Carroll signs endowment

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rod Carroll signed a permanent endowment named in his honor at Lamar Institute of Technology May 17 in the school’s Multi-Purpose Center.

The endowment was created with funds donated to the LIT Foundation, and will help provide cadets in LIT’s Regional Police Academy with the opportunity to begin or continue their education.

The endowment recognizes his many contributions to the citizens of Southeast Texas.