The Texas Legislature is now debating a bill named in honor of fallen Navy SEAL Chris Kyle that would streamline hiring of former military personnel at law enforcement agencies.

Kyle, considered the most lethal sniper in American military history with 160 confirmed kills, was shot and killed by a former military colleague at a gun range on Feb. 2.

Kyle had dreamed of joining a law enforcement agency, his widow Taya told WFAA. He was on his way to becoming an officer with the Dalworthington Gardens Police Department.

The new law would allow military veterans who prove their skills to skip out on certain parts of the police academy.