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TX Trooper Shot and Killed During Thanksgiving Traffic Stop

November 24, 2017  | 

Texas Trooper Damon Allen was shot and killed Thursday during a traffic stop. (Photo: ODMP.org)
Texas Trooper Damon Allen was shot and killed Thursday during a traffic stop. (Photo: ODMP.org)

A Texas state trooper was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving traffic stop near Fairfield. A suspect is in custody.

Trooper Damon Allen, 41, was reportedly shot and killed shortly before 4 p.m. by a man using a rifle. DPS said Allen joined the department in 2002 and was married with three children.

Dabrett Black, 32, of Lindale, Texas, was apprehended about five hours after the shooting in Hempstead, about 110 miles south of Fairfield, NBCDFW reports.

Black is charged with capital murder of a peace officer, among other charges.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw said in a statement Thursday night "Our DPS family is heartbroken tonight after one of Texas' finest law enforcement officers was killed in the line of duty. Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Damon Allen was a loving husband and father of three, and we ask for your prayers for his entire family and his many friends and colleagues during the difficult days ahead. Trooper Allen's dedication to duty, and his bravery and selfless sacrifice on this Thanksgiving Day, will never be forgotten."


Comments (3)

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DEPUTYJJG @ 11/24/2017 11:23 AM

Rest in Peace Trooper. They caught the sorry S.O.B. after two different running gun battles with several different agencies and a standoff. He WILL get the big needle. 37 yr. Tx LEO.

tim0222 @ 11/24/2017 2:21 PM

Rest easy my brother.

Earl Bock @ 11/24/2017 10:21 PM

As a retired police officer, it’s so hard to understand the ease in which people are willing to take the life of a police officer. Thoughts and prayers to family and co-workers.

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