87S30415 CJM-D
  By: Patterson H.R. No. 85
         WHEREAS, Residents of Williamson County are mourning the loss
  of Constable Kevin Stofle, who passed away on September 13, 2021, at
  the age of 62; and
         WHEREAS, The son of Bill and Earnestine Stofle, Kevin Stofle
  was born in Sherman on February 21, 1959; after graduating from
  Whitesboro High School and the Texoma Police Academy, he joined the
  Whitesboro Police Department at the age of 19; he was hired by the
  Georgetown Police Department in 1982 and rose to become assistant
  chief of police; in addition, he served the city as emergency
  management coordinator; he retired in 2012 and was appointed county
  constable for Precinct 3 the following year; and
         WHEREAS, Constable Stofle was known for his thoughtfulness
  and compassion, as well his courage and commanding presence, and he
  excelled as a conflict resolution mediator and instructor; a
  graduate of the FBI National Academy, he was licensed as a master
  peace officer and law enforcement instructor; he served for six
  years as lead instructor for the Texas Institute of Public Problem
  Solving at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public
  Affairs, and he traveled across the country and to Brazil as a lead
  instructor for the United States Department of Justice; quiet and
  humble for all his accomplishments, he was a role model and caring
  mentor to countless younger officers over the course of a career
  that spanned four decades; and
         WHEREAS, Deeply committed to his community, Constable Stofle
  volunteered for Project Graduation for more than 40 years and
  served on the board of Habitat for Humanity; he was a youth baseball
  coach, Georgetown Independent School District mentor, and a Master
  Mason with the San Gabriel Masonic Lodge No. 89; moreover, he was a
  valued member of Celebration Church, serving in numerous
  capacities; above all, he was devoted to his wife of 26 years, Laura
  Hawes Stofle, and their four children, Bryan Stofle, Amanda Alff,
  Colt Stofle, and Lauren Stofle, as well as four grandchildren,
  Stephen, Elizabeth, Kase, and Kash; he also leaves to cherish his
  memory his parents, his sister, Debbie Patterson, his nephews, Jeff
  and Jared Patterson, and many other relatives and friends; and
         WHEREAS, Kevin Stofle earned the admiration of all who knew
  him, and his kindness, integrity, and unyielding dedication to
  public safety will remain a source of tremendous inspiration to
  those he left behind; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature, 3rd Called Session, hereby pay tribute to the life of
  Williamson County Constable Kevin Stofle and extend sincere
  condolences to his loved ones; 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 adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Constable
  Kevin Stofle.