Do Cops’ lives matter?

The answer wasn’t so obvious to whoever murdered Abilene, Texas-based Officer Don Allen.

Allen, 27, was found dead in his Abilene-area home Monday evening. Investigators found nothing to suggest that the killing was a random act of terror against police officers in general, but are treating the death as a suspicious homicide.

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At a news conference Tuesday, Abliene Police Chief Stan Standridge described Allen’s death as “suspicious” and said the FBI, ATF, and the Texas Rangers were among the agencies investigating the case. Standridge did not specify exactly how Allen died, but said that multiple leads were being investigated and multiple motives were being considered. The Tarrant County medical examiner was due to conduct an autopsy on Allen’s body.

“I cannot recall an Abilene police officer being murdered,” Standridge said. “And so when this happens in our own domicile, our own residence, the first thought is fear. When it occurs in the home, it really lets you know that nothing is sacred.”

Despite Allen’s death, Standridge said there was no indication of any threat to the community, nor was there any indication “that random law enforcement personnel are being targeted.”

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller took to Facebook to denounce the violence, saying, “[m]ay Officer Allen rest in peace wrapped in the loving arms of his creator.”

This comes in the wake of the brutal execution-style murder of Texas sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth by suspect Shannon J. Miles:

Miles is charged with capital murder in the killing of Goforth, who was pumping gas into his patrol car Friday when a man approached from behind and shot him 15 times, a prosecutor said Monday.

Goforth was found in a pool of blood next to his patrol car, which he had been filling up with gas at the time of this death, District Attorney Devon Anderson said.

Surveillance video of the shooting shows Miles wearing a white T-shirt, red shorts and tennis shoes as he walks up behind Goforth, Anderson said.

“He puts a gun to the back of his head and shoots,” Anderson said, describing the video. Even when Goforth hits the ground, Miles “continues to unload his gun,” she said.

“The gun holds 14 in the magazine and one in the chamber,” Anderson told reporters after the hearing. “He unloaded the entire pistol into Deputy Goforth.”

We’ll keep you updated as these cases progress.


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