Texas LEO critically wounded in ambush to be taken off life support

Trooper Chad Walker will remain on life support until his organs can be donated, officials said

By Suzie Ziegler 

MEXIA, Texas — A state trooper who was shot multiple times Friday night is not going to make it, officials said Monday. 

“After extensive life-saving efforts conducted by […] medical professionals, it has been determined that Trooper Chad Walker no longer displays signs of viable brain activity,” said the Texas Department of Public Safety in a tweet. “He remains on life-support until he can share the gift of life as an organ donor.” 

Walker had stopped to help a stranded driver when a man got out of the car and opened fire on the trooper, according to KWTX. Walker, who was hit in the head and abdomen, was taken to the hospital in critical condition. 

Multiple agencies launched a manhunt for the shooter, who was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, reported KWTX. 

Walker is survived by his wife and four children. 


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