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.
@FBIDallas sends our support to @TxDPS and the family of Trooper Chad Walker during this difficult time. We want to thank Trooper Walker for his service and his ultimate sacrifice that will save the lives of many individuals. https://t.co/fzjBc47P6v pic.twitter.com/E88QR1VraR— FBI Dallas (@FBIDallas) March 30, 2021
This is @TxDPS Trooper Chad Walker. The officer who was ambushed and shot through his windshield by a coward last night.— Manny Ramirez (@MannyRamirez_TX) March 27, 2021
Please pray for Chad and his entire family, blood and blue. He is fighting for his life right now. #BackTheBlue 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/qPONKVEBf2