Texas state trooper killed in Thanksgiving shooting

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"The tragic death of Trooper Damon Allen is a sad and sobering reminder of the risks our men and women in uniform take every day", said Governor Abbott.

Dabrett Black was arrested Thursday night and charged for the Thanksgiving Day shooting death of Texas State Trooper Damon Allen in Freestone County.

The Waller County Sheriff's office said in a Facebook Post that the suspect, Darbrett Black, drove into the county and "shots have been fired in the area of Liendo Parkway and Wyatt Chapel".

Roughly an hour later, authorities surrounded Black in a field and took him into custody.

Smith County Court records show that Black was indicted by a grand jury last month for aggravated assault against a public servant and evading arrest after ramming his auto into a police cruiser in July. Police will soon filed capital murder charges against Black.

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Allen, who was with the department since 2002, was a husband and father of three children. "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 hard days ahead". He then was accused of evading arrest, aggravated assault against a public servant and reckless driving in 2017.

Gov. Greg Abbott expressed his condolences in a statement.

"Our DPS family is heartbroken tonight after one of Texas" finest law enforcement officers was killed in the line of duty, ' DPS Director Steven McCraw said in a statement.

Law enforcement officers know that any routine traffic stop can turn deadly, Barnes said, but he believes the risk to their lives is greater now than ever before.

His family did not respond to calls for comment Friday. "We'd go over those scenarios".

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