|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1966|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 2013|
Christopher Ray Doles, 47, passed away tragically as a result of a car accident on July 25, 2013, while he was on his way to work. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills, Austin, Texas. A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Monday, July 29, 2013 at Hill Country Bible Church Austin Lakeline Campus, Austin, Texas. Interment will follow in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, Travis County, Texas.
Chris was born in Nashville, Arkansas, and graduated from Snyder High School in 1984. He enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard and attended Western Texas College and East Texas Baptist University. Chris joined the Waco Police Department in January of 1990 and served the community for nearly 20 years. He was a supervisor for eight years, a member of SWAT for eight years, and a SWAT sergeant for five years.
He was honored to coordinate Dignitary Protection for President George W. Bush and other public officials. While working at that department, Chris earned his Master Peace Officer license and became a TCLEOSE Instructor in 2006. He was voted Most Professional Supervisor by his peers in 2001 at the International Law Enforcement Academy.
Chris had over 3,000 hours of training and received numerous awards and certificates including Certificates of Training from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, National White Collar Crime Center, AGTX-Counterdrug Task Force Special Operations Detachment-Unity, and the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association. He received Certificates of Completion from Combat Shooting and Tactics, Armor Training Academy for Specialty Impact Munitions and Distraction Devices, National Academy for Professional Driving, Mobile Forensics, Inc., and AccessData. He also received a Certificate of Achievement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Institute in 2007. He was then able to serve the City of Jarrell from December 2010 to July 2011.
Chris began working for the Lakeway Police Department on July 25, 2011. He started as a patrol officer, quickly became a team leader, and was promoted to sergeant in September of 2012. He enjoyed supervising and training other officers and strived to maintain a level of professionalism. He received the Chief's Recognition Award in 2011, the Meritorious Unit Citation and the Meritorious Service Medal in December of 2012. Chris was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother with an incredibly giving personality.
He is survived by his wife, Kristin; his children, Jordan Miller, Kendall Doles, Caleb Doles, and Colin Doles; granddaughter, Evi Grace Miller; sisters, Donna Doles and Sherry Johnson; many other relatives and friends.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 7/28/2013...D13
Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery and Mausoleum
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Jul 28, 2013
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