Dallas Safari Club has announced it is renewing life insurance policies for every game warden in Texas in 2014.
Currently there are 532 game wardens in Texas.
DSC has purchased the insurance policies and covered 100 percent of the premiums since 2005. Each policy is worth $10,000. Over the years, these policies have paid tens of thousands to the families of Texas game wardens who died in the line of duty.
“These policies are an expression of support for those who serve on the front lines of conservation in our home state,” said Ben Carter, DSC executive director. “We hope they provide some peace of mind for officers and their families, and we pray the coverage is never needed again.”
“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 the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. “DSC members have always recognized the inherent dangers our officers face each and every day working to protect our lands, waters, fish, wildlife, property and lives.”
Funding for DSC’s annual sponsorship of these insurance policies is generated through the organization’s annual convention and expo. Held each January, the 2015 event is slated for Jan. 15-18 in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and Omni Hotel Dallas. Visit www.biggame.org for details.