BREAKING: Texas Deputy Murdered During Traffic Stop

Holly Matkin

A Panola County Sheriff's Office deputy was murdered in the line of duty early Tuesday morning.

Panola County, TX – A Panola County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) deputy was fatally shot in the line of duty during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.

The incident occurred just outside of Carthage off of Farm-to-Market Road 10 at approximately 2 a.m., KYTX reported.

The gunman fled the scene, leading police on a high-speed chase for approximately one hour.

The unnamed suspect was apprehended after he crashed on Highway 3132 near the West 70th Street exit in Shreveport, KYTX reported.

A K-9 unit was deployed to subdue the suspect prior to his arrest, according to KGAS.

The Texas Rangers and over two dozen law enforcement units are currently working on the scene, KYTX reported.

Police are withholding the officer’s name until his family members have been notified of his murder.

The fallen officer, an eight-year veteran-of-the-force, leaves behind a wife and two small children, according to KSLA.

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Comments (16)
RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

So sad , praying for the family.

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IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Very sad.... this is why I always give officers extra "benefit of the doubt" when it comes to traffic stops; never know when someone in the vehicle will try to cause the officer harm.

Prayers for the officer and his family, and a lethal injection for the shooter.

Stanracer
Stanracer

And the war on the police continues.. ...so sad.☹

Devinhurst1
Devinhurst1

Thank you for your service❤😢 This is happening way too often in Texas and around our country. The media has nothing to report or say about any of this. :(

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Gregory Newson has been taken into custody Tuesday following the fatal shooting of a Panola County deputy. (Shreveport Police Department)

Mrs.E
Mrs.E

LOW LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Prayers going out to his wife and family. I cannot imagine getting that knock on the door RIP 🙏🏼💙🇺🇸

Raymelson
Raymelson

R,I,P BROTHER

Wish505
Wish505

R.I.P. brother prayers for the family.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

RIP Brother.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

,F-ing suspect ? SHOULD HAVE BEEN APPREHENDED D E A D ! Dead SCUM can't talk. Reinstate VIGILANTE JUSTICE !!


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