State troopers and other law enforcement officers caught up with and arrested a suspect who fled during a traffic stop in Orange on March 17, reports Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper David Henry.

According to Henry, DPS troopers attempted to stop a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant on S.H. 87 north of Orange at approximately 6:45 a.m., but the driver of the vehicle failed to halt. He continued to evade officers, traveling southbound on S.H. 87 until they spiked the vehicle’s tires.

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A 19-year-old bicyclist injured in the early morning hours of Feb. 23, 2016, when struck by a Orange Police Department patrol car has died.

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating the accident involving an officer with the Orange Police Department and a cyclist that occurred on the eastbound service road of Interstate 10 at Adams Bayou shortly after midnight.


AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety commissioned 102 men and women as Highway Patrol troopers during the recruit graduation ceremony. Attorney General Greg Abbott was the keynote speaker during the ceremony, which was held at Great Hills Baptist Church.

The new troopers will report to duty stations across Texas in the coming weeks and spend the first six months in on-the-job training.