Law enforcement center named for slain TX trooper

August 17, 2012 5:18:29 AM PDT
A law enforcement center in West Texas has been named for a state trooper who was slain in 1994.

Dedication ceremonies were held Thursday in Big Spring at the Troy M. Hogue Law Enforcement Center. The complex is the new home for the Big Spring Police Department and the Howard County Sheriff's Office.

A DPS patrol boat named for Hogue was also displayed.

Hogue was a Big Spring police officer for 14 years before joining DPS. The trooper was stationed in Big Spring in December 1994 when he was shot and killed by a DWI suspect after a traffic wreck on Interstate 20.

A teenager was convicted of the killing and sentenced to life in prison.