Damon Allen Memorial
*Shot and Killed In The Line of Duty*
Rest In Peace State Patrol Trooper Damon Allen
Texas Department Of Public Safety Highway Patrol
End Of Watch: November 23, 2017 (2nd True Blue murdered today)
Patrol Trooper Damon Allen, 41, was shot and killed during a traffic stop(details within).
Born with a soul that has Courage to wear the Badge, Trooper Allen had been Saving, Serving, and Protecting the People as a Law Enforcement Officer for 15 years, sworn with the Texas DPS in 2002.
Courageous and Compassionate, Fearless and Fair, this Brave and Benevolent Son, Husband, Father, and Brother of Blue simply wanted to make a difference in his small corner of the world. May we take a part of Brother Damon's legacy with us when we enter our daily arenas as we continue to create our own. May we vow to continue with the same Honor, Integrity, and Bravery as this True Blue served.
May we always remember how State Patrol Trooper Damon Allen Lived As Only A Hero Could.
May we never forget how his life was taken so coldly and callously while keeping the public safe ...
*Just preliminary, we will update as details are released: On Thanksgiving afternoon, Thursday, November 23, 2017, 1545hours(local), Trooper Allen stopped a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu for a traffic violation on SB I-45 in Freestone County south of Fairfield. It appears Trooper Allen approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver.
Trooper Allen returned to his patrol unit and the suspect fired multiple shots from a rifle at the Trooper. The suspect fled and a manhunt ensued.
At approximately 2015hours, the suspect vehicle was spotted in Waller County. Additional shots were fired and the suspect was taken into custody, treated for dog bites. No additional Warriors injured. Job well done by all local, state, and federal agencies who were out there. We thank you all.
Sadly, and with very heavy hearts, State Patrol Trooper Damon Allen succumbed to gunshot wounds on scene.
DPS Director adds: ""Trooper Allen's dedication to duty, and his bravery and selfless sacrifice on this Thanksgiving Day, will never be forgotten."
Damon leaves behind his beloved bride, three children, and families.
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire extended Allen families, the Men and Women of the Texas DPS, to all first-responders who came running to assist, and to all whom have had the pleasure and the privilege of knowing and working along side this True Blue Hero.
Our Brother, as you now patrol the Highways of Heaven may you continue your vigilant watch over us all as we carry on In Our Brother's Honor. We thank you for your service and for your sacrifices. We thank you for your life. Job Well Done Sir
Rest In Peace State Patrol Trooper Damon Allen ... We Have The Watch From Here. SALUTE!
We will update services once finalized
Cop killer, 32, in custody - We will update charges once formalized - capitol murder is expected. He was released on a $10,550 bond on July 31, charged with one count of evading arrest and one count of aggravated assault against a public servant. He was indicted on both charges Oct. 5, and his bond increased to $200,000 per count. (and yet...)
Trooper Allen is the 113th Law Enforcement Line Of Duty death this year, 2017. The 14th from the state of Texas this year.
Trooper Allen is the 42nd Law Enforcement Officer this year, 2017, to die from gunshot wounds sustained In The Line Of Duty.
Trooper Allen is the second True Blue to be murdered In The Line Of Duty today, November 23, 2017. Earlier, Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Michigan, Deputy Sheriff Eric Overall was deliberately struck and run over by a fleeing vehicle during a pursuit. His tribute can be found at this link: https://www.facebook.com/truebluewarriors/photos/a.254386441276199.56204.238818532832990/1527268447321319/?type=3&theater
Even more sadly, Trooper Allen is the 2nd Texas DPS State Trooper to be killed In The Line of Duty this month. On November 04, 2017, Senior Trooper Thomas 'Tom' Nipper was killed during a traffic stop when struck by a second vehicle. His tribute can be found at this link:
All tributes of all of our fallen this year can be found in our 2017 True Blue Angels In Heaven album at this link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/truebluewarriors/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1204347386280095
~written by Nessie for True Blue Warriors~