Dabrett Black


FAIRFIELD, Texas – Officials say a Texas Department of Public Safety officer was shot and killed in Freestone County Sunday and the suspect has been arrested.

The DPS says at approximately 3:45pm, a trooper stopped a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu for a traffic violation on SB I-45 south of Fairfield. Preliminary information indicates the Trooper approached the vehicle & made contact with the driver.

The trooper returned to the patrol unit, and the suspect fired multiple shots from a rifle at the highway patrolman. The trooper died at the scene, the DPS said.

The lone suspect fled in the vehicle, a  4-door, champagne-colored Chevrolet Malibu with Texas plates JDN-4273 south on I-45. The arrested suspect is identified as Dabrett Black, 32, of Lindale, TX. Black was  considered armed & dangerous. According  to the Navarro County Emergency Management Office he was taken into custody just before 9 p.m.