A Texas state trooper who was shot while helping a stranded driver has died from his accidents after falling right into a coma that lasted for a number of days.
Trooper Chad Walker was shot a number of occasions in an ambush Friday, while pulling over to help the driver of a disabled car in Mexia, south of Dallas, officers stated.
Walker was shot a number of occasions by way of the windshield by the driver earlier than he may even convey his patrol automobile to a cease.
The suspect, DeArthur Pinson Jr., 36, was discovered useless in an obvious suicide hours later, police stated.
“It’s with nice disappointment and a heavy coronary heart that DPS proclaims the passing of Trooper Chad Walker. Trooper Walker is a hero who bravely served his neighborhood. He died following accidents sustained while on patrol,” officers tweeted Wednesday night.
Walker was taken off life assist, which he was on to protect his organs for donations, cops stated.
“A beloved father and husband, Trooper Walker was one among DPS’ best,” the Texas Division of Public Security stated. “His dedication to responsibility and his selfless sacrifice, in each life and his loss of life, won’t ever be forgotten.”
Walker leaves behind a spouse, a 15-year-old son, twin 7-year-old daughters, and a 2-month-old daughter.