Texas State Trooper and father of four who was shot in the head four days ago in his patrol car has ‘no brain activity’ and will survive until his organs can be harvested
- Texas state troop Chad Walker was shot several times Friday night
- He had stopped his patrol car to help an apparently handicapped vehicle
- The Texas Department of Public Safety said DeArthur Pinson Jr., 37, shot Walker
- Manhunt was launched and Pinson was found on Saturday after committing suicide
- Texas DPS said Walker will continue to support life until he can donate his organs
A Texas State Trooper who was gunned down during a traffic stop last week is getting livelihoods until he can donate organs because he no longer exhibits “viable brain activity.”
Trooper Chad Walker was shot several times Friday night while stopping to assist a driver in a seemingly handicapped vehicle just west of Mexia in Limestone County, 137 miles south of Dallas.
In a statement, DPS regional director Todd Snyder said Walker had not yet come to a stop behind the vehicle on the roadside when 37-year-old DeArthur Pinson Jr. got out of the handicapped vehicle and opened fire.
Walker was hit in the head and abdomen and was later flown to a hospital in Waco, about 40 miles away.
Texas state soldier Chad Walker (left), who was killed by 37-year-old DeArthur Pinson Jr. during a traffic stop last week. (right) was shot, gets livelihoods until he can donate organs because he no longer exhibits “ viable brain activity ”
Pinson Jr, from Palestine, Texas, reportedly packed a black backpack and fled the scene after the shooting.
Authorities launched a manhunt for Pinson and he was reported dead on Saturday after he committed suicide, Limestone County Judge Richard Duncan said.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), efforts were made by medical professionals to save Walker’s life over the weekend, but failed.
In their statement, which was released on social media, the DPS said: “ After extensive lifesaving efforts by @bswhealth’s medical professionals, Trooper Chad Walker has been determined to no longer show signs of viable brain activity and will remain on life support until he receives the gift. of life as an organ donor.
The Texas Department of Public Safety released a statement on social media saying that trooper Walker was no longer showing “ signs of viable brain activity ” and that he was now getting livelihoods until he can donate his organs
Walker (pictured) was a husband and father of four, having welcomed a daughter into the world two months ago
This latest sacrifice epitomizes Trooper Walker’s actions throughout his life and his service as Texas Highway Patrol Trooper. The Walker family is grateful for the continued support and prayers as they remain by Chad’s side. ‘
Walker was a husband and father of four children, having welcomed a daughter into the world two months ago.
Speak against Fox newsLt. Richard Jankovsky, president of the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association, praised trooper Walker for his character.