The body Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez lies in repose during his funeral at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
An Honor Guard stands guard next to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez’ casket during funeral services at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. The 49-year-old Sanchez died Aug. 24, more than four months after he was shot near the scene of a vehicle collision in Edinburg.. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
From left, Zoey Sanchez her mother, Yvonne Sanchez, Zachery and Zebastian escort their mother back to their seats after paying their last repsects to their father, DPS Trooper Moises Sanchez on Friday at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Sept.06,2019. Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
DPS Honor Guard carry the casket of fallen State Trooper Moises Sanchez into the Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Spet.06,2019 in Edinburg. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor
Law enforcement personnel from around the nation look up at the screen during funeral services for State Trooper Moises Sanchez at the Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept.6, 2019 in Edinburg. Law enforcement officers from across the U.S. have traveled to Texas to salute the trooper who died Aug. 24 more than four months after being shot. Photo by Delcia Lopez/ The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
A sea of Stetson hats filled the Bert Ogden Arena during Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez’ funeral on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. The eldest son of the Texas trooper who died several months after being shot in the head while investigating a car wreck told law enforcement officers Friday that his father was a man of “nearly perfect character.” Photo by Delcia Lopez/ The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
The riderless horse, also know as caparisoned horse, a horse that accompanies the funeral procession for State Trooper Moises Sanchez at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept.06,2019 in Edinburg. Photo by Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
From left, Zoey Sanchez embraces her mother, Yvonne Sanchez, as Zachery and Zebastian stand at the casket of their father, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 in Edinburg, Texas. Zachary Sanchez told mourners during the funeral in the far south Texas city of Edinburg that his father, Moises Sanchez, was committed to his law enforcement career and to being active in his community and his church. “Some role models have fallen short, but that was never the case with my father,” Sanchez said. ¬†Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themonitor.com
Texas Department of Public Safety personnel gather to honor fallen State Trooper Moises Sanchez during his funeral at the Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept.6, 2019 in Edinburg. Law enforcement officers from across the U.S. have traveled to Texas to salute the trooper who died Aug. 24 more than four months after being shot. Delcia Lopez/The Monitor dlopez@themon
Texas State troopers salute the body of Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez during a public funeral at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Texas State Troopers attend the public funeral services for Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A lone Texas State Trooper bows holding a riderless horse next to the body of Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez during a public funeral at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A hearse containing the body of Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez is saluted by members of the Edinburg Fire Department as it leaves Bert Ogden Arena after a public funeral on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A lone Texas State Trooper salutes as members of the honor guard fold a Texas flag during public funeral services for Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A body of Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez leaves Bert Ogden Arena after a public funeral on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Texas State Troopers salute the body of Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez during a public funeral at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A bagpipe player wlks though the crowd of Texas State Trooprs durung a public funeral services for Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A Texas state flag is presented to wife Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez, Yvonne Sanchez, during a public funeral at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Texas State Troopers fire a 21 gun salute during public funeral services for Texas State Trooper Moises Sanchez at Bert Ogden Arena on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)