83R9382 BK-D
  By: Dukes H.C.R. No. 85
         WHEREAS, The citizens of Austin lost a courageous and
  admirable public servant with the death of senior police officer
  Jaime Padron, who was killed in the line of duty on April 6, 2012, at
  the age of 40; and
         WHEREAS, The son of Juan and Zoila Padron, Jaime Padron was
  born on July 5, 1971, in San Angelo and was raised on the family's
  dairy farm in Knickerbocker; in 1989, he graduated from Christoval
  High School, where he played on the football team, and he joined the
  U.S. Marine Corps the following summer; he was deployed overseas
  during the Gulf War and won numerous awards and decorations for his
  exemplary service; and
         WHEREAS, On completing his military duty, Mr. Padron spent a
  year working for his father and was subsequently employed as a
  corrections officer at the Eden Detention Center; seeking to
  continue his career in law enforcement, he completed training at
  the San Angelo Police Academy in 1995 and became a member of the
  city's police department; and
         WHEREAS, He served the citizens of San Angelo for 14 years,
  distinguishing himself as a patrol officer, a member of the gang
  unit, and a narcotics investigator; in September 2008, he joined
  the Austin Airport Police Department, and he became an officer with
  the Austin Police Department four months later; in the course of
  ably handling the wide range of challenges inherent in his
  profession, he performed numerous acts of heroism, and during one
  incident in San Angelo, he rescued two children and a fellow officer
  from a burning home; despite the risks that he faced each day, he
  was known for his positive attitude and for greeting others with a
  smile; and
         WHEREAS, Highly regarded for the passion and dedication he
  brought to his job, Officer Padron built strong friendships with
  his colleagues in San Angelo and Austin; he was a member of several
  professional organizations and received myriad commendations
  during his career; these included recognition from Crime Stoppers
  of San Angelo as well as the Master Peace Officer, Academic
  Achievement, Military Service, and Safe Driving Ribbons from the
  Austin Police Department, and he was posthumously awarded the
  Purple Heart with Valor Medal; and
         WHEREAS, This warm-hearted Texan delighted in his role as a
  father to his two young daughters, Olivia and Ariana; in addition to
  working a full-time job and raising a family, he earned a bachelor's
  degree in psychology and a supporting degree in criminal justice
  from Angelo State University, graduating with honors in 2004; in
  his leisure time, he enjoyed playing golf and riding his
  motorcycle, and he was an avid runner who took part in a number of
  charity marathon events; and
         WHEREAS, Selflessly devoted to the safety and well-being of
  his fellow citizens, Officer Jaime Padron exemplified the highest
  ideals of the law enforcement profession, and the compassion and
  integrity with which he lived his life will forever inspire all
  those who had the good fortune to know him; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby pay tribute to the life of Officer Jaime Padron and extend
  sincere sympathy to the members of his family: to his daughters,
  Olivia and Ariana Padron, and their mother, Amy Padron; to his
  parents, Juan and Zoila Padron; to his brothers, Joe Padron and
  Johnny Padron and his wife, Gloria, and their children, John and
  Gabby; to his sister, Linda Diaz, and her husband, Steve, and their
  children, Christina and Steven; and to his other relatives and many
  friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives and Senate adjourn this day, they do so in memory of
  Officer Jaime Padron.