1-1           WHEREAS, Texas State Trooper Randall W. Vetter of New
 1-2     Braunfels died tragically on August 7, 2000, from a wound received
 1-3     in the line of duty, and the Texas House of Representatives would
 1-4     like to pay tribute to this gallant peace officer; and
 1-5           WHEREAS, Trooper Vetter was a six-year veteran of the Texas
 1-6     Department of Public Safety; he had recently been stationed in San
 1-7     Marcos and was shot and fatally wounded during a routine traffic
 1-8     stop; and
 1-9           WHEREAS, Randall Vetter graduated from Saint Edward's
1-10     University summa cum laude in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in
1-11     criminal justice; because of his excellence as a student, he was
1-12     encouraged to go to graduate school or law school, but he chose to
1-13     serve the citizens of Texas in law enforcement with the Department
1-14     of Public Safety; and
1-15           WHEREAS, A scholarship has been established in his honor at
1-16     his alma mater, Saint Edward's University, and it is the Randall W.
1-17     Vetter Memorial Scholarship; and
1-18           WHEREAS, Known as an intelligent and capable officer, Officer
1-19     Vetter learned quickly and needed little supervision; respected by
1-20     his fellow officers, Trooper Vetter quickly established himself as
1-21     a premier accident investigator; he had a gift for looking at an
1-22     accident scene and figuring out exactly what had happened, and he
1-23     was always happy to help out other officers; and
1-24           WHEREAS, Randall Vetter was a family man; he and his wife,
 2-1     Cynthia, were the happy parents of an eight-month-old son, Robert;
 2-2     and
 2-3           WHEREAS, A man of great ability and unquestioned integrity,
 2-4     Trooper Vetter was a courageous man who risked his life every day
 2-5     to protect the lives and property of our citizens; and
 2-6           WHEREAS, This exceptional officer was a man of great bravery
 2-7     whose strong sense of duty was reflected in a deep commitment to
 2-8     the welfare of others; and
 2-9           WHEREAS, The courage and personal sacrifice of this exemplary
2-10     officer and public servant in the line of duty will constantly
2-11     remind others of his deep devotion to the importance of a fair and
2-12     effective law enforcement system; and
2-13           WHEREAS, Trooper Vetter was a loyal friend and outstanding
2-14     law enforcement officer, and his memory will be cherished by all
2-15     who knew and loved him; now, therefore, be it
2-16           RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 77th Texas
2-17     Legislature hereby honor the life and memory of Trooper Randall W.
2-18     Vetter and extend sincere condolences to the members of his family:
2-19     to his wife, Cynthia; to his son, Robert; to his father, Kermit
2-20     Vetter; and to his many other friends and relatives; and, be it
2-21     further
2-22           RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
2-23     prepared for the members of his family as an expression of deepest
2-24     sympathy, and that when the Texas House of Representatives adjourns
2-25     this day, it do so in memory of Trooper Randall W. Vetter.
         Laney                   Goodman                  Merritt
         Alexander               Goolsby                  Miller
         Allen                   Gray                     Moreno of Harris
         Averitt                 Green                    Moreno of El Paso
         Bailey                  Grusendorf               Morrison
         Berman                  Gutierrez                Mowery
         Bonnen                  Haggerty                 Naishtat
         Bosse                   Hamric                   Najera
         Brimer                  Hardcastle               Nixon
         Brown of Kaufman        Hartnett                 Noriega
         Brown of Brazos         Hawley                   Oliveira
         Burnam                  Heflin                   Olivo
         Callegari               Hilbert                  Pickett
         Capelo                  Hilderbran               Pitts
         Carter                  Hill                     Puente
         Chavez                  Hinojosa                 Ramsay
         Chisum                  Hochberg                 Rangel
         Christian               Hodge                    Raymond
         Clark                   Homer                    Reyna of Bexar
         Coleman                 Hope                     Reyna of Dallas
         Cook                    Hopson                   Ritter
         Corte                   Howard                   Sadler
         Counts                  Hunter                   Salinas
         Crabb                   Hupp                     Seaman
         Craddick                Isett                    Shields
         Crownover               Janek                    Smith
         Danburg                 Jones of Lubbock         Smithee
         Davis of Harris         Jones of Bexar           Solis
         Davis of Dallas         Jones of Dallas          Solomons
         Delisi                  Junell                   Swinford
         Denny                   Keel                     Talton
         Deshotel                Keffer                   Telford
         Driver                  King of Parker           Thompson
         Dukes                   King of Uvalde           Tillery
         Dunnam                  Kitchen                  Truitt
         Dutton                  Kolkhorst                Turner of Coleman
         Edwards                 Krusee                   Turner of Harris
         Ehrhardt                Kuempel                  Uher
         Eiland                  Lewis of Tarrant         Uresti
         Elkins                  Lewis of Orange          Villarreal
         Ellis                   Longoria                 Walker
         Farabee                 Luna                     West
         Farrar                  McCall                   Williams
         Flores                  McClendon                Wilson
         Gallego                 McReynolds               Wise
         Garcia                  Madden                   Wohlgemuth
         George                  Marchant                 Wolens
         Geren                   Martinez Fischer         Woolley
         Giddings                Maxey                    Yarbrough
         Glaze                   Menendez                 Zbranek
                                                   Speaker of the House
               I certify that H.R. No. 98 was unanimously adopted by a
         rising vote of the House on March 21, 2001.
                                                 Chief Clerk of the House