Catholic Diocese of Dallas holds “Blue Mass” to honor First Responders

The Blue Mass is a Mass celebrated annually in the Catholic Church for those employed in the field of public safety, i.e. police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, 911 operators, EMS personnel, and all first responders.

Late in the evening of March 25, 2019, Deputy Francisco Castillo was dispatched to a possible minor accident call. Upon his arrival, he observed a vehicle parked at an angle (the wrecker that Donald Rogers was driving) and blocking the exit ramp at N/B IH-35E. As he arrived at the scene, Deputy Castillo observed a male subject next to a vehicle and acting very erratic. He also observed that the trunk and all four doors of the vehicle were open. Numerous items had been removed from inside the vehicle and were lying on the ground.