Highway Patrol Trooper Damon Charles Allen
July 12, 2002 - November 23, 2017
At approximately 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, Trooper Allen was fatally shot by a suspect during a traffic stop south of Fairfield in Freestone County. Trooper Allen was commissioned as a Trooper in July of 2002, and he was stationed in Groesbeck at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and son. He is the 221st DPS officer to die in the line of duty since 1823, and the first Trooper to die in a shooting incident since 2008.