El Paso trooper receives top award named in honor of local fallen trooper
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — El Paso Trooper Elizabeth Barney was awarded the Javier Arana Jr. Top Trooper Award.
The award is in its second year and is given to the top male and female competitors.
A total of 29 troopers competed in the event which tested their job knowledge, driving skills, physical fitness and firearms proficiency.
Beaumont Trooper Grant Belvin was the male award recipient.
The award is named in honor of El Paso Trooper Javier Arana Jr. who was killed in the line of duty in 2012. Arana was responded to a call when he crashed his patrol car and it burst into flames.