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May 30, 2001

Memorial scholarship fund for slain DPS trooper, Randy Vetter, reaches $25,000 endowment goal

The Randall Vetter Memorial Scholarship, established at St. Edward's University in September 2000, has reached its $25,000 endowment goal, thanks to a gift from the 100 Club and Cynthia Vetter, widow of Randy Vetter. A ceremony will take place on Friday, June 8 at 1 p.m. on the Ragsdale Plaza in front of the Ragsdale Center on the campus of St. Edward's University. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Lucas Room of the Ragsdale Center.

The scholarship funds will be awarded annually to a criminal justice major displaying academic excellence and dedication to community service. The 100 Club is a group that raises funds for the families of fallen officers.

Vetter, the DPS trooper who was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop near San Marcos, graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts in criminal justice from St. Edward's University in May 1994. During his days as a St. Edward's University student, Vetter served as both vice-president and president of the university's chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice academic society. David M. Horton, professor and director of St. Edward's University Criminal Justice Program described Vetter as the "quintessential poster-boy for what professional law enforcement in our democratic society should stand for at the dawn of the new millennium."

Vetter was a resident of New Braunfels and a graduate of Canyon High School.

St. Edward's University is an independent Catholic liberal arts university of 3,800 students in Austin. It was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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