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Fallen Texoma DPS Trooper Honored

A fallen local hero has been honored with the Star of Texas award, given to him after his death in the line of duty by Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

The award was given to Highway Patrol Cpl. David Slaton, who died in a two-vehicle wreck in September 2010 in Montague County. Troopers say Slaton swerved to avoid a cow when he crashed into a semi. Slaton was the 84th officer killed in the line of duty in DPS history. Slaton's family and friends were there to accept the honor on his behalf. A monument in Bowie has been built for him and a portion of US 81 has been renamed in his honor.

The Star of Texas award is meant to honor peace officers, firefighter, and emergency medical personnel who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. The awards are given out near 9/11, which has been named Texas First Responders day.

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