Donations being collected for local state trooper


MONAHANS, Texas (ABC Big 2 / FOX 24) – Basin law enforcement are coming together to help a state trooper and his family who lost everything in a house fire over Christmas. Hear from Trooper David Moya in the video above.

Moya’s house was engulfed in flames over after a heating lamp was left on.

Moya and his family were not in the house when the fire broke out, but the fire department said the house is a complete loss. For Alejandro Luna, Lieutenant for Ward County, seeing what happened to his fellow officer’s home over Christmas was devastating.

“It’s heartbreaking because you lose everything,” Luna said. “I mean you work so hard for building your household to keep your vehicles and just one night is just gone”

But local law enforcement including the Ector County Sheriff’s Office is helping Trooper Moya and his family get back on their feet by collecting all kinds of donations.

“They lost everything that they had,” said Charles Veach, Communication Officer for the Ector County Sheriff’s Office. “So anything that can help them out like clothes, food, any donation is well responded to.”

Even though Trooper Moya is stationed in Monahans, ECSO said that hasn’t kept them from helping.

“Everybody is family here whether they work for any agency,” Veach said. “We’re all family so we’re here to help as much as we possibly can.”

As for Lieutenant Luna, he is glad to see people step up to help and hopes more will come.

“It feels nice, he’s a wonderful person,” Luna said. “It feels great that people come together and help him out.”

The Ector County Sheriff’s officer are collecting donations from the public at their office. They plan to deleiver all of the donations to Trooper Moya and his family on Jan. 15th

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