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TX Officer Shot in Head During Standoff That Killed SWAT Commander Leaves Rehab

Omar Soto-Chavira, 22, allegedly fired multiple times at officers during the July 15 standoff, killing Lubbock County sheriff's Sgt. Josh Bartlett and wounding Sgt. Shawn Wilson.

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City Manager Names Finalists for Austin Police Chief

“I am excited about the diverse slate of individuals we have identified for this position,” said City Manager Spencer Cronk. “I look forward to discussing with them how we can accomplish the goals of the community and the City Council.”

Austin Officer "Fighting for Life" After 18-Wheeler Crash

The officer and his vehicle were pinned under the 18-wheeler. Police, Austin-Travis County EMS medics and Austin fire officials responded to crash and performed life-saving measures on the officer.

TX Gunman Kills 1, Wounds 3, Then Gets Stoned to Death

At some point, the shooter was caught by the group, and either fell or was taken down by the group. The shooter continued shooting, striking at least three others, authorities said. The gunman was struck multiple times with at least one landscaping brick and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Austin-Area DA Apologizes to Officer, Drops Charges of Excessive Force

On Tuesday, Travis County District Attorney José Garza announced the pending indictment against APD Officer Gregory Gentry was dismissed “in the best interest of justice."

Motel Gunman Found Dead After Shooting at Houston Officers

Police believe the gunman made the 911 call that brought them to the scene. He reportedly told the dispatcher that he was planning to shoot at officers if they responded.

TX SWAT Commander Killed, 4 Officers Wounded at Standoff

Sgt. Josh Bartlett of the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office was taken to Covenant Health Levelland hospital and died of his wounds, according to a sheriff's office statement. Bartlett was the commander of the sheriff's tactical unit.

Houston Officer Shot Responding to Parking Dispute

The wounded officer was brought to HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood and is in “stable, but still serious, critical condition,” according to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner.

Mother of Dallas Officer Slain in 2016 Sniper Attack Brings Food to Officers at His Former Station

On Friday, July 2, Valerie Zamarripa, the mother of one of the fallen officers, Patrick Zamarripa, woke up early and brought breakfast to the Dallas Police Southwest Sub-Station.

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Texas Sheriffs Sue Biden Administration Over Immigration Policy

The complaint alleges the decision by then-acting DHS Secretary David Pekoske on Jan. 20 temporarily paused deportations and enticed criminal immigrants to come into the U.S. without fear of reprisal.

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