As the President of the Homicide Investigators of Texas I would like to take a minute to express how great it was to see the number of attendees that came to the 2023 conference that was held at the Drury Inn Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, Texas on March 27th through the 30th. This year we had almost 160 attendees and seen a huge number of new faces. I would like to thank all the board members and the Committee members that worked so hard to make the conference a huge success. I would also like to welcome our new Training Coordinator, Paul Keith to our team. We have been talking and he is already lining up speakers for the 2024 HIT Conference. He is working hard to find speakers and topics that will make another great upcoming conference to be held on March 25 through March 28 in 2024 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. I would also like to thank our new HIT Secretary, William Fiveash. This position is the hardest position on the HIT Board, and I know he will do great. I would also like to encourage the college attending students of our HIT members to put in for the scholarships. There may be one scholarship next year or there may be more. We want to strive to give back to our members. Our goal is to provide the best training possible and continue to increase the number of attendees year after year. May God watch over all of us and protect the brothers, sisters and families of Blue throughout this upcoming year. I pray that each one that puts the uniform on every day returns home to their families after each tour of duty.