Texas State Trooper Chad Walker was shot multiple times on Friday around 7:45 p.m after he pulled off his car in an attempt to help what looked like a disabled vehicle in Mexia, Texas.
Unfortunately, the person behind the wheel got out of the car and started shooting all of a sudden. According to the Texas Department of public safety, the shooter, later identified as DeArthur Pinson Jr., “immediately emerged from the driver’s seat of the disabled vehicle armed with a handgun and fired multiple rounds at Trooper Walker through the patrol unit’s windshield.”
After the shooting, Pinson Jr. fled the scene and entered an abandoned house where he killed himself.
After extensive life-saving efforts conducted by the Baylor Scott and White medical professionals, it has been…
Trooper Walker was rushed to a hospital, but not much could be done. Currently, he “remains on life-support until he can share the gift of life as an organ donor.”
“This final sacrifice embodies Trooper Walker’s actions throughout his life and service as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper.”
Trooper Walker has been part of the department for over 15 years. He left behind a wife and four kids, a 15-year-old son, 7-year-old twin girls, and a 2-month-old daughter.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family during these hard times. The Texas Fallen Officer Foundation stepped in as well and offered to help the Walkers.
Speaking to Fox 44, Chaplain Ron Leonard, a volunteer at the foundation said: “We just try to help the law enforcement and their families, try to comfort them in a real time of need. As you know this kind of trauma will affect them not months but years to come.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.