Texas DPS soldier Chad Walker worked in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – According to Sergeant Nathan Brandley of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas DPS soldier Chad Walker had his start on the bend in the coast.

“He came to Corpus on his first duty with one of his classmates and they served here for about two years,” said Sgt. Brandley said.

DPS officials said Walker was shot in the head and stomach on Friday while responding to a call from a disabled vehicle near Mexia, Texas. As of Monday, he is life sustaining in Waco after showing no more viable brain activity.

“It’s just a very dark time for everyone right now,” Brandley said. “I know that on behalf of the department and the Walker family, you are very grateful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”

A statement from DPS said that Walker will remain life sustaining until he can share the gift of life as an organ donor. This embodies Walker’s actions throughout his life and service as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper.

Sgt. Brandley said everyone who worked with him knew this was true.

“He was very optimistic, a hard worker,” Brandley said. “He enjoyed what he did and these are fun to work with, and I think he will be known for that. His love of the job and his helping people.”

Walker has a wife and four children. A GoFundMe was set up on behalf of his family.

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