Texas Ranger John Vance, who offices in Hopkins County, has been on call since Thursday night at 9 p.m. when Dallas Police officers were ambushed. He was on alert as the drama unfolded through the night and went off duty at 3 a.m. Friday morning. However, he was back on duty in his responsibilities with the Ranger Crime Scene Team reporting to assist DPD with the investigation following all the activities surrounding the death of officers and the death of the shooter. Now, he is also on stand-by for memorials for the officers as he and others ensure the safety of those involved.
Ranger Vance is lead officer for the Hostage Negotiations Team and a member of the Major Crime Scene Investigation team. The teams are set by regions in Texas, a Tier 1 Security Specialists, a Special Operations Department of Public Safety team. These teams include every element of law enforcement from SWAT to bomb squads both on land and underwater. The teams work with local, state, and federal agencies. The teams are prepared to deal with any emergency that might occur.
With memorial services for the officers and the U S President in Dallas, it has been a busy time for Vance and others in law enforcement and emergency services.