Texas State Trooper Murdered During Traffic Stop on Thanksgiving; Suspected Killer Dabrett Black in Custody…

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A Texas State Trooper was shot and killed Thanksgiving Day during a traffic stop near Fairfield, about 90 miles south of Dallas. Officials have arrested a suspect with a lengthy history of aggression toward law enforcement and charged him with capital murder of a peace officer.

Late Thursday night, The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the fallen State Trooper as 41-year-old Damon Allen, a married father of three who joined the department in 2002.

“Our DPS family is heartbroken tonight after one of Texas’ finest law enforcement officers was killed in the line of duty,” said Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety. “Trooper Allen’s dedication to duty, and his bravery and selfless sacrifice on this Thanksgiving Day, will never be forgotten.”


Allen was fatally shot with a rifle after pulling over a driver on Interstate 45 south of Fairfield. The shooter then drove away; Allen…

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