DPS Trooper Loses Everything In House Fire


MONAHANS, TX – Just days after Christmas a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper and his family lost everything in a house fire in Monahans, TX. The community is now coming together to help the first responder in any way they can.

On December 27th, trooper David Moya received a call at 4:00 a.m. that he never expected to get.

According to Moya, his local sergeant let him know his house had gone up in flames. The family was spending the Christmas holidays with the trooper's parents at the time of the fire.

“I’m usually going to a fire… You know?" said Moya. "And this time it was my family that was affected, and it humbles you."

The subsequent investigation revealed the heat lamps the family had left for their dogs caused the fire.

AS they work on rebuilding everything lost in the fire, the Moya family is thankful for the support they have received.

“We have been reached by so many people and receive so much help we are just grateful and thankful for everyone that has come together to help my family out,” said Moya. “Now we are staying in a hotel here in Monahans waiting for insurance to do what they need to do to see if we can rebuild or buy."

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Trooper Moya, his wife, and their six children.

The link for the online fundraiser can be found here.

The Ector County Sheriff's Office has also set up a donation box for anyone who is interested in dropping off clothes.

Clothing Sizes

  • Boy: 4T, shoe size: 9
  • 16-year-old girl ex-small, size 2, shoe size 5.5
  • 15-year-old boy 29x32, small men’s shirts, shoe size 8.5
  • Men’s 38x32, large shirts, shoe size 8.5-9
  • Women’s Size 8, petite, medium, shirts, shoe size 5-5.5

Trooper David Moya and his family moved to Monahans five years ago.

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