Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick stood as a solid rock of Capitol Granite for HPOU and all Houston Police Officers

Tom Kennedy

DAN PATRICK THE OLD TELEVISION SPORTS CASTER obviously learned a lot about carrying the ball and scoring points for the good guys.

HPOU President Ray Hunt and Executive Director Mark Clark sang the loud praises of the Texas lieutenant governor for his unwavering support for all policing issues in this year’s Legislature, especially the crucial police pension bill passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott.

The pension bill was not the only hard drive to pay dirt to help police, as both Hunt and Clark pointed out. Patrick saw to it that a change in survivor benefits for the spouses of officers killed in the line of duty don’t expire if that spouse gets remarried.

By far the most important aspect of Patrick’s relationship with the HPOU and Houston police officers was his undivided attention and ready accessibility that made the difficult job tackled by Hunt and Clark much easier in an always harried Austin environment.

Thanks, Lt. Gov. Dan. We will not forget your hard work and dedication to our cause and commitment!