by Christa Lollis
Crimestoppers has been a trademark on KTRE since it's inception 25 years ago. Since then, it's helped police put 844 criminals in jail. "Over the years there have been murder cases, very serious cases that we've gotten information that led to the resolution of the crime and the conviction of the offense with crimestoppers," District Attorney Clyde Herrington said.
Law enforcement officials credit the success of the Lufkin crimestoppers to the community and it's involvement with the program. Sheriff Kent Henson explains, "They're our eyes and ears the public is, through crimestoppers that's another tool we get to use to help get info we need out to the public as far as trying to apprehend these suspects."