NORTHEAST EL PASO — A tearful farewell on Thursday night for a Texas State Trooper.
Javier Arana died last Saturday when his patrol car collided with a pickup truck here in El Paso.
Law enforcement agencies gathered inside The Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Northeast El Paso to mourn Trooper Javier Arana.
Emotions ran high as family and co-workers paid their respects.
Arana's wife says her husband was the best example of what a man should be, and he was a great father to his five children.
A woman who works with Arana's wife says the strength of the community helps her in this devastating time.
An old classmate of Trooper Arana found news of his death on Facebook. She says Arana was always the class joker.
Trooper Arana’s care collided with a pickup truck Saturday on Joe Battle and Bob Hope.
The two men in the truck survived the crash, and are not charged with any wrongdoing.
The Department of Public Safety Spokesperson says the trooper was always willing to assist others, and his co-workers are proud to have served next to him.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country are expected to attend Trooper Arana's funeral Friday afternoon.
DPS says it will release details about the crash once the trooper is buried at Fort Bliss National Cemetery on Friday.
If you would like to donate to Trooper Javier’s wife and five children, you can write a check or money order payable to “Trooper Javier Arana Memorial Account”, Account Number: 155138, at the White Sands Federal Credit Union.