There was such a beautiful display of support for wounded Trooper Juan Rojas Tovar in Bryan, Texas, that it went totally viral. In the United States of America, patriotic nationalists still love our heroes. Not the celebrities and athletes with their social justice causes, but the men and women who lay their lives on the line to protect law and order for the entire community.
Super trooper recovering
State “Super Trooper” Juan Rojas Tovar proved last week that he’s no ordinary cop, he’s a hero. He was shot last week and ended up in the hospital when he cornered the suspect. That happened after Tovar first confronted then chased the armed killer when he arrived on the scene of a mass shooting incident.
He was devastated that he couldn’t make it to his son’s baseball game Tuesday night. To make it up to the boy, Tovar’s “fellow troopers turned out in force to cheer on the team.”
According to posts on social media, more than a dozen “uniformed troopers lined up along the left field fence.”
The force tweeted out, though “Trooper Tovar was unable to attend his son’s baseball game last night, DPS members stood on the sidelines for him. We continue to pray for a speedy recovery and thank the community and all those who continue to offer kind and inspiring words.”
Trooper Tovar has been released from the hospital. He still faces many challenges in the days ahead, but he will not be alone; he has the support of a loving family and his brothers and sisters in law enforcement. pic.twitter.com/qfPpw8db39
— Texas DPS (@TxDPS) April 14, 2021
The good news is that Trooper Tovar was checked out of the hospital on Wednesday and continues his recovery at home.
DPS updated the public on Wednesday, noting that “He still faces many challenges in the days ahead, but he will not be alone.” Along with his devoted son, Tovar will be in the arms “a loving family and his brothers and sisters in law enforcement.”
Local business in chaos
According to officers with the Bryan, Texas police, the chase started soon after 27-year-old Larry Bolin shot six of his co-workers at Kent Moore Cabinets, killing one of them. He definitely won’t be at the company picnic this year.
The specific cause of the shooting isn’t yet clear but Trooper Tovar followed the suspect on a “high-speed chase that led from Bryan to the suspect’s home in Iola.”
Though Trooper Tovar was unable to attend his son’s baseball game last night, DPS members stood on the sidelines for him.
— TxDPS – Southeast Texas Region (@TxDPSSoutheast) April 14, 2021
Back at the scene, reporters were talking to the survivors. “Somebody told me, ‘No, no, no, there’s a shooting. We need to get out of there,'” employee Amelia Rodriguez relates.
“I turned back and I saw all of us, a bunch of us, running, running, running.” The trooper who chased the suspect was one of the first on the scene.
Larry Bolin is safely behind bars, charged with “one count of murder, one count of attempted capital murder and five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”
The attempted capital murder would be for shooting Trooper Tovar. He’s going to be in jail for a while. The ex-employee of the cabinet shop’s going to have a hard time coming up with the $3.2 million bond set by the judge.