Trooper Javier Arana, Jr. Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol, Texas End of Watch: Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Trooper Javier Arana, Jr.

Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, March 24, 2012

Biographical Info

Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: March 24, 2012
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Chief Luis Gonzales
Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol
5805 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78752
Phone: (512) 424-2000

Trooper Javier Arana was killed in an automobile accident as he responded to assist a vehicle pursuit in El Paso at approximately 1:30 am.
During the response Trooper Arana’s vehicle collided with a pickup truck near the intersection of Joe Battle Boulevard and Bob Hope Drive. Trooper Arana’s patrol car burst into flames upon impact.
Trooper Arana had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for two years. He is survived by his wife and children.

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Texas Department of Public Safety is mourning the loss of a DPS trooper who died in El Paso after a two-vehicle crash around 1:30 am Saturday.

Javier Arana Jr., 32. was responding on a pursuit call when his patrol car was struck by a Ford Ranger at the intersection of Joe Battle Blvd. and Bob Hope Dr. in East El Paso.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Arana’s family and friends,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw.

Two men in the other vehicle were transported to area hospitals. The driver of the Ford Ranger, 18-year-old Edgardo Antonio Flores, was transported to Del Sol Medical Center; the passenger, 20-year-old Josue Alejandro Guerrero, was transported to University Medical Center.

Arana graduated from the DPS Academy in November 2010 and was stationed in El Paso.

He is survived by a wife and children. Arana is the 87th DPS employee to die in the line of duty.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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3 Responses to “Trooper Javier Arana, Jr. Texas Department of Public Safety – Texas Highway Patrol, Texas End of Watch: Saturday, March 24, 2012”


  1. 1 Malak Mazeh March 24, 2012 at 18:15

    WHAT’S UP BIG DOG …….IT’S MALAK YOUR LIL COUSIN FROM CALI …..OUR HEARTS ARE BROKEN BUT THE MAZEH FAMILY WILL ALWAYS BE AROUND FOR YOUR KIDS AND THATS A PROMISE ………AND SOME ONE LIKE YOU WE KNOW IS WITH OUR CREATOR AND THERE IS NO BETTER PLACE THEN WITH HIM WE LOVE YOU JAVIER AND IN MY MIND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE COOL GUY OF THE FAMILY WHO RESPECTED THE LAW AND WANTED TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR OTHERS………..

    • 2 zeinab mazeh March 24, 2012 at 23:29

      I MISS YOU JAVI EVER SO MUCH YOU WERE LIKE ONE OF MY BROTHERS ALWAYS MAKING SURE I WAS STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE ASKING HOW I WAS DOING ASKING IF THERE WAS ANYTHING YOU COULD DO FOR ME AND I WILL BE FOREVER IN YOUR FAVOR BRO. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL OF MY HEART AND THATS A PROMISE BIG CUZ/BRO<333

  2. 3 Zeinab mazeh March 24, 2012 at 18:34

    I thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers for my cousin Javier may my “brother” rest in piece forever<3 I love you bro<3


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