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FBI: Texas leads country in most law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty

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More police officers died in the line of duty in Texas last year than in any other state.

The FBI released a report that said that Texas saw the most law enforcement officers killed in 2017. The Austin American Statesman reported that 11 Texas officers died in the line of duty last year. 

Four died in car accidents, but seven of them died in "felonious incidents." 

One of those incidents happened in Central Texas Thanksgiving Day.

State Trooper Damon Allen pulled over a car for speeding that afternoon along I-45 in Fairfield. Investigators say that during that stop, Dabrett Black, 32, got out of his car and opened fire on Allen who was sitting in his patrol car. Allen was killed. 

Central Texas as also the site of a second law enforcement officer's death last year. 

Trooper Thomas Nipper was in his patrol car during a traffic stop in I-35 on Nov. 4 when a pickup truck slammed into the back of his car. Nipper would die from his injuries sustained in the crash. 

The FBI says that a total of 28 officers in Texas have been killed since 2016. 

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