85R22828 JGH-D
  By: Fallon H.R. No. 1537
         WHEREAS, Byron Colston has rendered an invaluable service to
  Texas law enforcement personnel by founding Cops 4 Cops TX Police, a
  nonprofit organization devoted to providing assistance to peace
  officers and their families in times of need; and
         WHEREAS, Founded in Sanger in 2014, Cops 4 Cops provides
  temporary financial assistance to both licensed and civilian
  employees of law enforcement agencies who have faced a
  life-changing event; and
         WHEREAS, This unique organization steps in to help when an
  officer is severely injured or killed, either on duty or off; it
  also provides aid when an officer's family faces serious illness or
  the loss of a home due to fire or flood; moreover, Cops 4 Cops
  supports the fund-raising efforts of other organizations doing
  similar work for the benefit of law enforcement personnel; and
         WHEREAS, In honor of his role in creating this worthwhile
  organization, Byron Colston was named 2016 Citizen of the Year by
  the Sanger Area Chamber of Commerce; and
         WHEREAS, Texans owe a profound debt of gratitude to the men
  and women who put themselves at risk every day to preserve the
  safety of our communities, and the tireless work of Cops 4 Cops TX
  Police in their behalf is truly deserving of special recognition;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 85th Texas
  Legislature hereby commend Byron Colston for founding Cops 4 Cops
  TX Police and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued
  success in his important work; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Colston as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.