Meet the DPS Museum BoarD OF DIRECTORS

  Barbara Hinesley,  Executive Director  Barbara Hinesley is the current Executive Director of the DPS Museum, a volunteer position. She also serves on the Board of the Colt Collectors Association (CCA) and was the Show Co-Chairperson of the CCA for six years. With all this volunteer work, Barbara still finds time to hold an actual paying job as a Legal Assistant in the Office of General Counsel.

Barbara Hinesley, Executive Director

Barbara Hinesley is the current Executive Director of the DPS Museum, a volunteer position. She also serves on the Board of the Colt Collectors Association (CCA) and was the Show Co-Chairperson of the CCA for six years. With all this volunteer work, Barbara still finds time to hold an actual paying job as a Legal Assistant in the Office of General Counsel.

  Duncan Fox,  President (ret)  Duncan Fox has served as the president of the Museum since 2013 and been a board member since 2003. He recently retired after 32 years serving as a deputy general counsel for the Department. He worked for DPS since 1995 and the state of Texas since 1989. He is a graduate of Baylor Law School.

Duncan Fox, President (ret)

Duncan Fox has served as the president of the Museum since 2013 and been a board member since 2003. He recently retired after 32 years serving as a deputy general counsel for the Department. He worked for DPS since 1995 and the state of Texas since 1989. He is a graduate of Baylor Law School.

  Dana C. Moore,  DPS Sgt. (ret) Vice President  Dana Moore is a retired DPS sergeant with 36 years of service in several towns and cities. These included Laredo, San Marcos, Dripping Springs, Georgetown and Austin (District Office and Headquarters). He graduated from the training academy in 1982 and was a sergeant for 10 years. He has seen many highway crashes manhunts, hurricanes and dangerous trooper situations. His experiences are valuable to the DPS Historical Museum.

Dana C. Moore, DPS Sgt. (ret) Vice President

Dana Moore is a retired DPS sergeant with 36 years of service in several towns and cities. These included Laredo, San Marcos, Dripping Springs, Georgetown and Austin (District Office and Headquarters). He graduated from the training academy in 1982 and was a sergeant for 10 years. He has seen many highway crashes manhunts, hurricanes and dangerous trooper situations. His experiences are valuable to the DPS Historical Museum.

  Patrick Knue,  Treasurer  Pat Knue is a 30 year DPS veteran of the narcotics service where he was a crime analyst, a supervisor and a program manager. He specialized in prescription abuse and was a manager of the Texas Prescription program. Since DPS retirement (2010), he has worked with a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. In his long career in which he made valuable impact on the war on illegal drugs, Patrick made many DPS friends. He is now DPS Historical Museum Treasurer.

Patrick Knue, Treasurer

Pat Knue is a 30 year DPS veteran of the narcotics service where he was a crime analyst, a supervisor and a program manager. He specialized in prescription abuse and was a manager of the Texas Prescription program. Since DPS retirement (2010), he has worked with a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. In his long career in which he made valuable impact on the war on illegal drugs, Patrick made many DPS friends. He is now DPS Historical Museum Treasurer.

  Donna Sauls,  Secretary  Donna Sauls currently serves as Secretary of the Museum Board and has served on the Board since 2004. Donna retired as Regional Adjutant, Region7 in 2011 after 34 years of dedicated service.

Donna Sauls, Secretary

Donna Sauls currently serves as Secretary of the Museum Board and has served on the Board since 2004. Donna retired as Regional Adjutant, Region7 in 2011 after 34 years of dedicated service.

  B.C. Lyon,  DPS Capt. (ret) President Emeritus  B. C. Lyon has had two DPS careers, followed by post-retirement other years as a Historical Museum Executive Director and other posts. He graduated from the DPS training academy in 1962. B.C. served in the Highway Patrol, guarded a Texas governor, then served in the narcotics service where he was promoted to Captain. After his 1996 retirement he did a second career as a drug diversion program supervisor. B. C. Lyon has seen much DPS history.

B.C. Lyon, DPS Capt. (ret) President Emeritus

B. C. Lyon has had two DPS careers, followed by post-retirement other years as a Historical Museum Executive Director and other posts. He graduated from the DPS training academy in 1962. B.C. served in the Highway Patrol, guarded a Texas governor, then served in the narcotics service where he was promoted to Captain. After his 1996 retirement he did a second career as a drug diversion program supervisor. B. C. Lyon has seen much DPS history.

  Jack Chrane,  DPS Capt. (ret) Director  Jack Crane attended the DPS Academy in A- school 1976. He was stationed as a Trooper in Childress and Granbury and promoted to HP Sgt. in 1985 and was stationed in Brownfield and Waco. Jack promoted to HP Lt. in 1993 and was stationed in Austin. He promoted to HP Capt. in 1997 and was assigned to the Capitol and retired in 2003. Jack also worked with the TX Dept. of Motor Vehicles for over six years as Chief of Investigations. He has served as a member of the DPS Museum Board of Directors since 1997.

Jack Chrane, DPS Capt. (ret) Director

Jack Crane attended the DPS Academy in A- school 1976. He was stationed as a Trooper in Childress and Granbury and promoted to HP Sgt. in 1985 and was stationed in Brownfield and Waco. Jack promoted to HP Lt. in 1993 and was stationed in Austin. He promoted to HP Capt. in 1997 and was assigned to the Capitol and retired in 2003. Jack also worked with the TX Dept. of Motor Vehicles for over six years as Chief of Investigations. He has served as a member of the DPS Museum Board of Directors since 1997.

  Robert L. Halverson,  MG (ret) Director  Bob Halverson is retired US Army Major General and a long time employee of the State of Texas. During his 38 year US Army career he served all over the world at all levels culminating as Commander of a US Army Armor Division and a multi-national peacekeeping division in Bosnia. He joined the DPS Museum Board of Trustees in 1996 and has served as President and Vice President. He began his career with the state working in the Emergency Management Division at the Department of Public Safety where he served as the Deputy Director for Operations. He later transferred to the Department of Insurance where he served as the Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Safety until his retirement in August 1998.

Robert L. Halverson, MG (ret) Director

Bob Halverson is retired US Army Major General and a long time employee of the State of Texas. During his 38 year US Army career he served all over the world at all levels culminating as Commander of a US Army Armor Division and a multi-national peacekeeping division in Bosnia. He joined the DPS Museum Board of Trustees in 1996 and has served as President and Vice President. He began his career with the state working in the Emergency Management Division at the Department of Public Safety where he served as the Deputy Director for Operations. He later transferred to the Department of Insurance where he served as the Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Safety until his retirement in August 1998.

  Sgt. Mike Cantu  Director  Sgt. Michael Cantu, is currently stationed in Cuero, TX. Mike earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 1998. He graduated from DPS Recruit School A-99 2000-2008 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2008. Mike is a valued expert in DPS insignia, uniforms, patches and badges.

Sgt. Mike Cantu Director

Sgt. Michael Cantu, is currently stationed in Cuero, TX. Mike earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 1998. He graduated from DPS Recruit School A-99 2000-2008 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2008. Mike is a valued expert in DPS insignia, uniforms, patches and badges.

  Lt. Virgil Verduzco  Director

Lt. Virgil Verduzco Director

  Lillian Kay Cowan  Director  Kay Cowan has been a member of the DPS Museum board for six years. Her connection to DPS goes way back to her birth year of 1953 and her parents. Kay’s father, Wm. A. Cowan, Jr., started with DPS in 1949 as a highway patrolman and his last position was as Commander of the Criminal Intelligence Service for 17 years of his 36 years with DPS. Kay worked 3 different summers at the headquarters for DPS. Kay’s mother Lillian Maxine was the first Executive Director in 1969 of the currently titled Security Bureau. Kay is a professional registered nurse and is board certified as an advanced Family Nurse Practitioner.

Lillian Kay Cowan Director

Kay Cowan has been a member of the DPS Museum board for six years. Her connection to DPS goes way back to her birth year of 1953 and her parents. Kay’s father, Wm. A. Cowan, Jr., started with DPS in 1949 as a highway patrolman and his last position was as Commander of the Criminal Intelligence Service for 17 years of his 36 years with DPS. Kay worked 3 different summers at the headquarters for DPS. Kay’s mother Lillian Maxine was the first Executive Director in 1969 of the currently titled Security Bureau. Kay is a professional registered nurse and is board certified as an advanced Family Nurse Practitioner.

  Barry Detlefsen,  DPS Lt. (ret) Director  Barry Detlefsen began career with DPS in 1970. His duty stations included Austin, Beeville, Houston, and San Antonio. Barry retired in 2003 holding the rank of Lieutenant in the CVE service. He worked as a “return to work retiree” from 2004 until 2010, ending his employment with the agency at the rank of Sergeant, CVE Training unit. Barry is currently employed with a Texas based trucking/transportation company. He resides in the Austin area with his wife and children.

Barry Detlefsen, DPS Lt. (ret) Director

Barry Detlefsen began career with DPS in 1970. His duty stations included Austin, Beeville, Houston, and San Antonio. Barry retired in 2003 holding the rank of Lieutenant in the CVE service. He worked as a “return to work retiree” from 2004 until 2010, ending his employment with the agency at the rank of Sergeant, CVE Training unit. Barry is currently employed with a Texas based trucking/transportation company. He resides in the Austin area with his wife and children.

Meet the CURATOR editors

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Veteran writers Jack Lawler and John Peyton

Jack Lawler, Editor, Author

Jack brings his 25 years of experience as editor of the Texas State Troopers Association (TSTA) to this bold editorial advance by the DPS Historical Museum and Research Center. His TSTA experiences include interviews and articles with the highway patrol, SWAT, Rangers, Capital Police, aircraft, recruit training and other DPS services. This involved him with rookies, veterans and families of the injured and fallen Prior to this, he was a public relation consultant, which included work as media coordinator for the late congressman Jake Pickle. His challenged is to better inform everyone about DPS' dramatic important history.

John Peyton, Director

John has served on the Board of the DPS Museum since 2013. John is currently employed as an Information Specialist with the DPS at Austin HQ. He provides much of the graphic design for the museum’s promotional materials and print collateral and serves as a co-editor for the Curator e-newsletter. John is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, an accomplished recording artist and a proud grandfather. He and his wife of 37 years reside in Austin and have four grown children.

If you would like to submit an article for consideration, please email: john.peyton@dps.texas.gov