A Euless, TX, officer and a suspect have been pronounced dead after the pair exchanged gunfire at J.A. Carr Park Tuesday afternoon.
The slain officer was identified as 29-year-old David Hofer Tuesday night, WFAA TV reports.
“This agency and this community will not forget David's servant heart and his dry wit,” said Euless Police Chief Mike Brown in a press conference Tuesday night. “We ask for respect in consideration for the families and the Euless Police Department family at this time.”
According to Chief Brown, police were called to the park after they received reports of shots fired at about 2 p.m.
"Upon arrival, officers encountered a suspect with an unknown weapon," Brown said. "The suspect immediately fired upon officers. Officers returned fire, striking the suspect." Hofer was mortally wounded in the exchange.
Authorities haven't disclosed the identity of the suspect.
Officer Hofer formerly served with the NYPD before moving to Texas.