Ray Hosack is an attorney with a lifetime of experience in law enforcement. An Eagle Scout in high school, Ray graduated college from TCU in Fort Worth before joining the Arlington, TX police department in 1993. During his 12 full-time years in Arlington, Ray was a district patrol officer, training corporal, jail workout detective, white collar crimes detective, and a domestic crimes detective. Following law school at Texas Wesleyan University, Ray maintained his commission in Arlington as well as his participation in the Arlington police honor guard, mainly by playing TAPS at funerals and state-wide events. Ray has had the honor of playing TAPS at the Texas Police Memorial ceremony in Austin on several occasions as well as performing the National Anthem at Texas Ranger baseball games.
As an attorney, Ray worked for several years as a full-time staff attorney for the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT), which provides legal representation, lobbying and legislative representation, local political action, collective bargaining and negotiations support, and a range of field-related services to Texas officers. At CLEAT, Ray assisted officers by responding to critical incidents, representing officers during use-of-force investigations, and providing them legal representation for disciplinary and employment issues. Following his time at CLEAT, Ray continues to provide similar services for officers as a contract attorney for Texas Law Shield.
Having long-recognized the mental and emotional toll policing has on individuals and their families, Ray welcomed the opportunity to become part of the COPline family of volunteer listeners and has attended multiple training events since his original training in 2019.
Ray lives in Texas with his family and their multitude of rescue animals.