Allen laid to rest

The Mexia News Staff

It began early Friday morning as State Department of Public Safety Troopers, and peace officers throughout the state met in Teague, count of 760 plus law enforcement vehicles, to make their procession to Mexia to pay tribute to fallen DPS Trooper Damen Allen, 41, of Mexia.
The funeral was held at the Blackcat Stadium with Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and other state dignitaries, as well as nearly a thousand peace officers standing on the north side of the track and seated on the field.
The stands on the north side of the stadium were full with friends, family and the communities of Limestone and Freestone Counties to pay their respect.
After the service the Texas Highway Patrol Honor Guard picked up the casket of their fallen brother to escort him to his final resting place at the Salem Cemetery in Freestone.