By: Hancock, et al. S.R. No. 48
         WHEREAS, Lieutenant Colonel Randall B. Prince is retiring
  from the Texas Department of Public Safety on August 31, 2021,
  drawing to a close an outstanding career in law enforcement that
  has spanned more than three decades; and
         WHEREAS, This veteran peace officer first joined DPS in
  October 1988, and he was commissioned as a highway patrol officer
  in Navasota the following year; he went on to serve with the Motor
  Vehicle Theft unit in Conroe, and in 1997 he was promoted to the
  Texas Rangers; rising steadily through the ranks, he served the
  rangers as a lieutenant in Houston and, at the rank of captain and
  major, as commander of the ranger company in Lubbock; and
         WHEREAS, In 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Prince was promoted
  to regional director in Lubbock, where he was responsible for all
  DPS operations in the 70-county region of West Texas and the
  Panhandle, and from October 2014 until July 2018, he was the
  chief of the Texas Rangers, overseeing the investigation of major
  crimes, officer-involved shooting incidents, and public
  integrity crimes as well as border security operations and the
  apprehension of fugitives; since 2018, he has served as the DPS
  deputy director for law enforcement operations; and
         WHEREAS, Randy Prince earned his bachelor's degree in
  criminal justice from Texas State University, and he is also a
  graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Governor's Executive
  Development Program; he is certified as a master peace officer;
         WHEREAS, In all his endeavors, Mr. Prince has enjoyed the
  love and support of his wife, Karen, and his two children, Morgan
  Prince and Travis Sterling; and
         WHEREAS, Randy Prince's dedication, expertise, and
  commitment to preserving the peace have greatly benefited the
  people of Texas and earned him the respect and admiration of his
  fellow officers, and he may indeed reflect with pride on a career
  well spent as he embarks upon the next exciting chapter of his
  life; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the 87th Texas Legislature,
  2nd Called Session, hereby congratulate Lieutenant Colonel
  Randall B. Prince on his retirement from the Texas Department of
  Public Safety and extend to him sincere best wishes for continued
  happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Lieutenant Colonel Prince as an expression of high
  regard by the Texas Senate.