Raul was raised by a single mother with four brothers in the Rio Grande Valley. Early on, Raul developed a strong work ethic as an agricultural worker in the fields, doing autobody shop work, janitorial work, and even worked with his Grandfather providing lawn care. This work ethic would serve him later as a career law enforcement officer.
Raul credits his family for instilling in him the values of personal responsibility, hard work, faith, and justice and why these qualities make Texas viable and America the greatest nation on the face of the earth.
After working nights as a security guard and graduating High School, Raul was deputized as a Deputy Constable at the age of 19 in December, 1981. In 1983, Raul went to work for the City of Mission Police Department. In 1985, Raul then went to work for Carrolton Police Department.
In 1986, Raul joined the Texas Department of Public Safety where he served over 30 years, retiring in 2016 at the rank of Major.
While serving in Law Enforcement, Raul earned numerous awards and commendations for his leadership and dedication to keeping Texans safe.
Upon Retirement, Raul joined the Texas Police Association as Executive Director. Raul's goal was to further their mission of "Improving the Police Profession" by providing high quality training to law enforcement agencies across Texas and building an internal network within the law enforcement community.
Raul still carries a Peace Officer Commission as a Special Ranger with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Raul married right out of high school. He and his wife, Angie, are the proud parents of a police officer, fireman, and animal welfare officer. They are also grandparents to six grandchildren. Raul's family is his inspiration in working to create a better Texas for future generations.
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