On July 25, 2013, the life of Christopher Ray Doles tragically ended in a car accident while he was on his way to work. Chris was born on February 11, 1966 in Nashville, Arkansas and graduated from Snyder High School in 1984. He enlisted in the Army National Guard and attended Western Texas College and East Texas Baptist University. He joined the Waco Police Department in January of 1990 and served the community for nearly 20 years. He was a supervisor for 8 years, a member of SWAT for 8 years, and a SWAT sergeant for 5 years. He was honored to coordinate Dignitary Protection for President George W. Bush and other public officials. While working at that department, Chris earned his Master Peace Officer license and became a TCLEOSE Instructor in 2006. He was voted Most Professional Supervisor by his peers in 2001 at the International Law Enforcement Academy. Chris had over 3,000 hours of training and received numerous awards and certificates including Certificates of Training from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, National White Collar Crime Center, AGTX-Counterdrug Task Force Special Operations Detachment-Unity, and the Texas Tactical Police Officers Association. He received Certificates of Completion from Combat Shooting and Tactics, Armor Training Academy for Specialty Impact Munitions and Distraction Devices, National Academy for Professional Driving, Mobile Forensics, Inc., and AccessData. He also received a Certificate of Achievement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Institute in 2007. He was then able to serve the City of Jarrell from December 2010 to July 2011. Chris began working for the Lakeway Police Department on July 25, 2011. He started as a patrol officer, quickly became a team leader, and was promoted to sergeant in September of 2012. He enjoyed supervising and training other officers and strived to maintain a level of professionalism. He received the Chief's Recognition Award in 2011, the Meritorious Unit Citation and the Meritorious Service Medal in December of 2012. Chris was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother with an incredibly giving personality. He is survived by his wife, Kristin Doles, his four children, Jordan Miller, Kendall Doles, Caleb Doles, and Colin Doles, his granddaughter Evi Grace Miller, and his two sisters, Donna Doles and Sherry Johnson. Chris made an impact on everyone he met and genuinely cared for others, whether he was their supervisor, co-worker, friend, family member or simply a stranger. The Doles family would like to thank their friends, family, and the law enforcement community for their support and prayers during this tragic time. Although our hearts are heavy, we celebrate knowing he is in heaven.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock until seven o'clock in the evening, on Sunday, the 28th of July 2013, at Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills, 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, Texas.
A funeral service will be conducted at ten o'clock in the morning on Monday, the 29th of July, at Hill Country Bible Church Austin Lakeline Campus, Austin, Texas. Interment will follow in Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, Pflugerville, Texas
Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com.