January 19, 1983 - November 4, 2017
Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper, 63, was conducting a traffic stop on the south bound shoulder of Interstate 35 in Temple, at approximately 3:05 p.m. Saturday, when his patrol car was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup. He was transported to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. Trooper Nipper was commissioned as a Trooper in January of 1983, and he was stationed in Temple.
He is survived by his wife and three children. He is the 220th DPS officer to die in the line of duty since 1823.