Texas Sheriffs Today
May. 31, 2013

Texas could set new standard on email privacy laws
RT
Texas could soon end up leading the U.S. in email privacy regulations, assuming Gov. Rick Perry allows a new bill compelling law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant prior to accessing online correspondence to become law. More

Texas shooting spree leaves 2 dead, sheriff among 5 wounded
Reuters via The Huffington Post
A gunman randomly firing from his pickup truck killed one person and wounded five, including the sheriff of Concho County before the suspect was killed in a shootout with law enforcement, officials said. Sheriff Richard Doane was wounded during the incident and taken to a San Angelo hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the statement said. More

Police: Marine killed wife in North Carolina before Texas shooting spree
NBC News
Police say a Marine killed after going on a shooting spree in Texas also is suspected of killing his wife in North Carolina. Authorities gave no motive for the Texas rampage by Smith, 23, who was stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. More

Webb County authorities arrest 17 over Memorial Day weekend
Laredo Morning Times
Authorities arrested 17 suspected drunk drivers in Webb County over the Memorial Day weekend, officials have confirmed. Investigator Joe E. Baeza, Laredo Police Department spokesman, reminded the public to be more responsible when getting behind the wheel. "We’re asking everybody to be responsible in having a designated driver," Baeza said. More

3-D printed bullets, the latest gun control nightmare
The Inquisitr
New 3-D printed bullets have made it even more challenging for gun control supporters to corral the rise of homemade arsenals. Though the new "bullets" may not be as effective as the real thing, the bottom line is that they get the job done.More

Crowd of law enforcement attend graduation for fallen officer's daughter
KSAZ-TV
Graduating from kindergarten should be an exciting time for any child. But for one in particular, it was a bittersweet day. Dozens of officers attended the kindergarten graduation of Tatum Raetz, the daughter of Daryl Raetz, who was struck and killed while investigating a DUI.More

Craigslist adoption plans stopped by Texas police
Epoch Times
Craigslist adoption plans were stopped by police when a Texas mother put her 3-year-old son up for adoption on the website, drawing the attention of local authorities. More

Texas Rangers open criminal investigation into West plant explosion
The Dallas Morning News
The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers announced they are launching a criminal investigation into the April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.More

Texas police officer's convicted killer executed
KWTX-TV
Jeffrey Demond Williams, 37, was executed on May 14 in Huntsville for gunning down a Houston police officer 14 years ago, almost to the day.More

Oklahoma officer who helped survivors describes tornado devastation
The Edmund Sun via PoliceOne
Edmund Police Detective said there was debris everywhere. The road was covered with dirt and mud. People were trying to get into the area to find family members; victims were leaving the area in whatever manner they could — via foot, bicycles. Most cars in the heart of the affected area when the tornado hit were inoperable.More

Technology, social media key factors in missing person searches
Journal and Courier
Technology and social media have only grown in popularity. Now both play key roles in gathering and disseminating information in missing person cases. Whether it's a physical description or a last-known location, authorities need to get information to the public as quickly as possible. More