Texas Officer Shot and Killed on Tuesday Was Former NYPD

Officer David Hofer;  Photo: NYPD/wfaa.com

Officer David Hofer; Photo: NYPD/wfaa.com

A Euless, TX police officer shot and killed in the line of duty on Tuesday was formerly with the NYPD, having served for 5 years in the 9th Precinct in Manhattan's Lower East Side.

Officer David Hofer, 29, had responded to a call of shots fired near an elementary school yesterday when he was mortally wounded by an armed suspect.

Euless Police Chief Mike Brown said of the incident, "Upon arrival, officers encountered a suspect with an unknown weapon. The suspect immediately fired upon officers, striking one of them. Officers returned fire, striking the suspect."

Officer Hofer died in surgery after being transported to a local hospital. The suspect also died of injuries sustained in the shootout.

Officer Hofer was engaged to be married. "He was about to get married,” the officer's mother said. “He and Marta (Hofer's fiancée) were planning their future.”


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