March 1, 2012What: Commissioning of the newest DPS patrol vessel, which will be named in honor of fallen Trooper David Irvine Rucker. Rucker was killed in the line of duty in 1981 in Cameron County.
When: Thursday, March 1 (Today)
Where: 10 a.m.
Commissioning ceremony (This is the only time the boat will be fully outfitted today.)
Training Academy Memorial Wall
5805 N. Lamar Blvd
11 a.m. (approximate time, immediately after commissioning)
Rucker family gives first patrol orders
Walter E. Long Park
6614 Blue Bluff Road
The 34-foot shallow water interceptor will patrol the Rio Grande River.