The job of Texas State Troopers is very dangerous. They need to put themselves in front of bullets to defend the community they vowed to serve and protect. That’s why Trooper Juan Rojas was rushed to the hospital. He was in service with the Madisonville Texas Highway Patrol office, which reported that Trooper Rojas suffered a gunshot wound while chasing down murder suspect Larry Bollin.

According to a news story, Bollin shot and injured six people during a gunfight at a Bryan, Texas, cabinet factory. Bollin took off after the shootout and had to deal with Texas State Troopers who rushed to chase him down and prevent him from injuring any more people. Unfortunately, Trooper Rojas was wounded by an accurate shot from Bollin before he was captured.

Rojas was taken to the St. Joseph’s Health Center in Bryan, but the specialists there did not have the necessary equipment to treat his injuries, so he was airlifted to Austin, Texas, for treatment. He was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital.

A week after being discharged from the hospital, Rojas was still unable to attend his son’s little league game because of his condition. That’s when the Texas State Troopers went out of their way to come to the game and let Rojas’ son know he had the backing of his dad’s brothers in blue.

People took to social media to express their gratitude towards the policemen when the photos of them surfaced, at a little league game offering prayers for an injured officer. Below are some comments that were shared.

“Also praying for fast recovery and thank all the law enforcement there supporting his son, you guys are great,” Wanda said.

“Prayers to Trooper! What a great way to honor him and his son from his trooper family!!! Awesome!” another person added.

“Just another reason I have so much respect for our law enforcement officers.”

Bollin is also being charged with murder, on top of other charges. It’s still unclear why Bollin did the shooting, but what is clear is that he shot his coworkers with intent to harm. Out of those he shot, one person died and six were injured – four critically.

“(It was) just a regular day, and you can start hearing… gunshots, slamming, running, people falling, screaming — I fell myself. My whole leg went in the mud,” stated one employee at the Texas cabinet plant.

The injured trooper is making a strong recovery, thanks to the support he has received.

Bollin’s recent actions have disgusted and heartbroken the public, but it is reassuring to see so many people lending their support to him and his family during this tough time. We can only hope that Bollin gets penalized severely for what he has done.

Please let us know if you would like to support Trooper Rojas and his family. We will provide more information as it becomes available. Thank you for your help!