November 23, 2017
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Damon Allen, 41, was killed in the line of duty November 23, 2017 after being shot during a traffic stop on Interstate 45 South in Fairfield, TX. Trooper Allen is survived by his wife and four children.
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Trooper I | Texas Dept. of Public Safety
While on patrol in October 2016, Texas DPS Trooper I Cody Buntion observed a vehicle on fire on the roadway. There was still a driver inside. Buntion rushed to the vehicle and crawled inside to secure the driver, who was a Texas DPS Sergeant. His belt had been caught on something as he tried to escape, and he was in medical distress. Buntion freed the sergeant and helped him to safety. Buntion’s quick thinking and action saved the sergeant’s life.
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