The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Keep and Bear
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the dangers that the brave men and women of law enforcement face.
Texas is, in many ways, a state that embodies the American Dream while also bucking the very thought of it. The Lone Star State has long been one of the most independent states in the nation, both in attitude and in legislation, often referring to themselves as The Republic of Texas, as opposed to “state”.
This attitude has rightfully permeated the entire citizenry, (with the exception of the hipster enclaves in Austin), and Texans themselves are a proud and capable people.
Unfortunately, this also means that the state’s criminal element comes from equally sturdy stock, providing a challenge for police officers from El Paso to Houston.
Now, thanks to a grant from the state legislature, police officers in Texas are getting an enormous equipment upgrade designed to keep these bravepost was originally published on this site