RestEasyHERO: Our Hearts and Prayers Are With The Allen Family and The Texas Department of Public Safety. Trooper Damon Allen was murdered on Thanksgiving day as he was walking away from his killer.
Trooper Allen, 41, stopped Dabrett Black on a traffic stop on I-45 at around 4 p.m.
After initiating the stop, Trooper Allen contacted Black and was returning to his patrol car when Black opened fire on him.
Black fled after the shooting and was located in Waller County at around 6:30 p.m. A gunfight broke out between Black and the officers who found him. It's not clear at this time if anybody was hit in the gunfight.
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HonoringTheFallen: Rest Easy HERO. To The Overall Family, Our Hearts and Prayers Are With You During This Tragic Time. Deputy Eric Overall, age 50 who was a 22 year veteran of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, was tragically killed this morning while deploying “Stop Sticks” on M-15 at the intersection of Seymour Lake Road in Brandon Township. He was assisting the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office on a pursuit that had started in Lapeer County. The suspect was being pursued by LCSO after he had been at the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office headquarters where his actions and threats there led to the pursuit.
The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of Deputy Overall a homicide and that he died of blunt force trauma.
The suspect is a 22 year old male from Macomb Township who is currently housed at the Macomb County Jail. He has prior 4 prior convictions for Possession of Marijuana and a conviction for Resisting and Obstructing Police.
The Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit will be presenting a warrant request to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office on Saturday. Deputy Overall was not in the roadway at the time, and in fact was well off the roadway and he had just deployed the “Stop Sticks” across SB M-15. It is our belief that from all evidence collected that the suspect deliberately ran down Deputy Overall swerving to hit him.
A GoFundMe Account has been established in Deputy Overall’s memory and assist his family in this most difficult time: #SaluteTheBlue 🇺🇸⚫️🔵⚫️🇺🇸
Thankful: As Those of Us Who Are Blessed To Be With Our Families, Let Us Remember In Our Prayers The Homes That Have An Empty Chair At The Table and Also Offer A Special Prayer of Thanksgiving and Ask God’s Blessings For The Brave Men and Women of Our Armed Forces, Whose Service and Sacrifice. Sending A Very Special Prayer; Dear God, For Those Homes That Have An Empty Chair That Will Forever Remain Vacant, May Their Sacrifice Not Have Been In Vain, Amen | #HonoringTheFallen#SaluteToService#Army#Navy#Marines#AirForce#CoastGuard#SaluteTheBlue 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸