Chris R. Doles

February 11, 1966July 25, 2013
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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

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  • Visitation Sunday, July 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 29, 2013

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McKenna Harper

February 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad, I love & miss you. Rest in peace.

Michelle Pikora

August 7, 2013

Sgt. Doles,
You were an inspiration to many. You were admired by your peers and looked up to by your subordinates. You made an impact in all of our lives and we will be forever grateful. You were a great man and we will miss you dearly. Thank you for your guidance. Rest easy sir.

Jessica Simmons

August 1, 2013

Always in my heart!!!

Caroline Dulfer

August 1, 2013

in the heavens...
   .... and in our hearts
     those we love will live forever.
              in deepest sympathy

My heart goes out 
to you and your family
A warm embrace

Donna Doles

July 31, 2013

I love you brother ..always in my heart


July 30, 2013

May Peace be with the Doles family.

July 30, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Doles family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).

Klint Rhodes

July 30, 2013

Dear Doles Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Chris made a big impression on me when he visited my father in the hospital. He greeted me with a big hug at my father's visitation and funeral the next week. We were so saddened to hear of his passing. Although I only met him a couple of times, I could tell he was a great guy who will be missed by all.

Klint Rhodes

Carolyn Crumley Grumbles

July 30, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers to the Family and Friends during their great loss.

God Bless All,
Carolyn Grumbles

Bill Hanson

July 30, 2013

R.I.P. Brother. Condolences to the family and friends for the loss of a great man.