Gov. Abbott releases statement on death of Concho County Sheriff’s Deputies

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott (Photo by Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)

CONCHO VALLEY, Texas (Nexstar) – Tuesday morning Governor Greg Abbot issued a statement regarding the two Concho County Sheriff’s deputies that were killed while serving in the line of duty.

“Our hearts are broken over the senseless murder of two Concho County Sheriff’s Deputies who were gunned down in the line of duty. This terrible loss is a solemn reminder of the risks our brave law enforcement officers face while protecting our communities. The State of Texas is prepared to provide any assistance needed to support the Concho County community and bring the perpetrator of this heinous crime to justice. Cecilia and I ask our fellow Texans to join us in prayer for the families, friends, and colleagues of these brave Sheriff’s deputies.”

Two officers were shot and killed in Concho Valley overnight.

Police say that the suspect Jeffrey Nicholas led officers on a short chase and then barricaded himself in a building in Eden.

The standoff ended in gunshots killing the two officers and injuring another victim.

Nicholas is charged with two counts of capital murder.

The condition of the victim is unknown.

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