Texas ‘Top Female Trooper’ has local ties

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by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

When Dani Basye decided on a career in law enforcement, she wanted to be in one of the best departments in the nation. Now she’s one of the best of the best.

Trooper Basye has earned the highest score for women in the statewide Department of Public Safety (DPS) Javier Arana Jr. Top Trooper competition in Texas.

Trooper Basye is the daughter of Greg and Laurie Basye of Lottsburg and the granddaughter of Louis Basye of Lottsburg.

She recently was presented a plaque and dress guard during a DPS meeting in Austin, Texas.

“I was shocked and honored,” she said. “It was pretty cool.”

Trooper Basye underplays the honor. She competed…