Police Chief Says ‘Nothing Is Sacred’ as Texas Officer Found Dead in His Home

Abilene Police Department via AP
Abilene Police Department via AP

An Abilene, Texas, police officer was found dead in his home Monday night, and police describe the death as a “probable” homicide. Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge commented on the murder by saying, “nothing is sacred.”

Officer Don Allen was 27 years old.

The Abilene Reporter-News reports that Allen’s “family members found the officer dead and alone at his residence in Clyde on Monday evening; he last worked Saturday.”

CNN reports that Texas police are not releasing any details concerning the murder scene, with Chief Standridge saying, “The circumstances behind his death indicate that the probable cause is homicide. Aside from that, I’m not going to comment any further… I don’t want to say anything today that would compromise our ability to hold these people accountable.”

Fox News reports that Chief Standridge told reporters he could not “recall an Abilene police officer being murdered.” He added, “And so when this happens in our own domicile, our own residence, the first thought is fear. When it occurs in the home, it really lets you know that nothing is sacred.”

The investigation into Allen’s death is being conducted by various agencies and departments, including “the FBI, ATF, and the Texas Rangers.”

The discovery of Allen’s death came just hours before Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was shot and killed in Fox Lake, Illinois. Gliniewicz was married and the father of four young boys.

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