Although 2016 was a particularly violent year for law enforcement throughout the nation, 2017 did not start out any better.
Calvert (TX) Police Officer Stephen Magnes was shot in the back in an ambush attack; however, his bulletproof vest likely saved him from serious injury.
Officer Magnes was reportedly giving a person a courtesy ride to a residence when he came under attack. A suspect, identified as Petrick Jones, 36, was taken into custody.
Officer Magnes was transported to a local hospital for treatment but is expected to recover.