Author: Nicole Schaefer

Bidding Farewell to Brave Soul: Law Enforcement From All Over the Nation Attend Funeral of Texas Trooper

Thousands turned out to say their farewells and goodbyes to fallen Texas DPS Trooper Damon Allen during Funeral Services held at Mexia Black Cat Stadium on Friday, December 1, 2017. Law Enforcement and First Responders from all over the State of Texas, DPS Troopers from all over the nation, and even Texas Governor Greg Abbot attended the gathering officiated by Pastor Bryan Hallmark to pay their respects to this brave hero. Even K9-Odin and his handler (pictured at left) attended the funeral to pay their respects. Following the funeral service, an hour-long procession from the stadium in Mexia was made...

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No Where to Hide, Or Run As Felony Warrant Served on Fairfield Man

An attempt to hide a bag full of drugs and weapons during a walk to the woods results in additional charges for a Fairfield man last week, as law enforcement served a felony warrant at a residence on Utley Lane. Fairfield Police Department was attempting to serve a felony warrant on Kevin Demond McGee, 35, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 with the assistance of Freestone County sheriff’s Office. While conducting a perimeter search on the rear of the house, the deputies encountered McGee who exited the residence, walking toward the woods behind the house, carrying a black bag. When...

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Freestone County CPS Board Delivers Christmas Cheer

PACKING GIFTS FOR AREA CHILDREN are the ladies of the Freestone County CPS Board. They include Cynthia Gage, Martha Kirgan, Karen Oliver, Shae Garcia, Jeannie Keeney, Pilar Harris, Lovie Whyte, Pam Brackens Barnes, Kathryn Jackson, and Yvonne Carter. CPS currently has 19 children in custody in Freestone County. These gifts will be delivered by caseworkers this week. (Photo by Nicole...

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Thanksgiving Day Homicide on I-45 – Texas State Trooper Killed in the Line of Duty on Freestone County Soil

Thanksgiving Day ended in sadness and heartbreak for most of Freestone and Limestone Counties as news spread of the shooting death of Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Damon Allen (pictured at left). At about 3:45 p.m., Trooper Allen, 41, of Mexia (working for Freestone & Limestone Counties) made a routine traffic stop on Thursday, November 23, 2017, at the 194 mile marker in the southbound lane of Interstate 45 near Dew. Trooper Allen made contact with the driver, identified as Dabrett Montreal Black, 32, black male, of Lindale, Texas. When he returned to his patrol unit, Black followed...

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