It is with a heavy heart that I say yesterday we lost a wonderful friend and former Texas CPAAA President, Ben Hernandez. Chief Ron Morales (Dickinson PD) phoned yesterday to say that Ben passed away after complications from a stroke, but he did not suffer.
Ben was instrumental in establishing the Texas Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association Board in 2005. Ben and (retired) Officer Joe Munoz saw a need for a State organization to help secure our annual conventions. Ben served as President from 2005-2009, we are grateful for his dedication. Ben was a long time member of the Dickinson CPAAA.
Ben was always a gentleman, greeting everyone with an infectious smile and wearing his cowboy hat and boots he was easy to spot in a crowd! His greeting always came with a sincere “if you need anything, just let me know”.
Attached are a few photo’s
Please say a prayer for Ben’s wife Mary Sue and his family and friends he left behind. You will be missed Ben, Rest in Peace sir.
On behalf of the Texas CPAAA BOD with our deepest sympathy