This article was featured in the April Edition of Camp Talk, our monthly newsletter for our members.
Even when it’s not hunting season, game wardens across Texas are busy tracking down poachers and other criminals in Texas’ fields and waters. As a token of appreciation for their work, DSC provides life insurance policies for every game warden in the state.
Currently, there are over 500 game wardens in Texas.
Each policy is worth $10,000 and DSC has covered 100 percent of the premiums since 2005. Over the years, DSC-sponsored policies have paid tens of thousands to the families of Texas game wardens who died in the line of duty.
“We pray that this coverage is never needed again, but we also hope it provides a bit more peace of mind for those who serve on the front lines of conservation in our home state,” said Ben Carter, DSC executive director.
“We could not be more grateful for the concern and support that our partners at DSC have extended to our game wardens and their families,” said Carter Smith, executive director of Texas Parks and Wildlife. “DSC members have always recognized the inherent dangers our officers face each and every day E working to protect our lands, waters, fish, wildlife, property and lives. This generous and thoughtful expression of support is yet one more manifestation of our strong partnership in Texas.” CT
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