Fallen DPS Trooper laid to rest Wednesday

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Fallen DPS Trooper Chad Walker laid to rest today
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Trooper Chad Walker was killed in the line of duty March 26 near Mexia, Texas. His funeral is taking place in his hometown of Groesbeck.

GROESBECK, Texas (KTRK) -- A fallen Texas DPS Trooper was laid to rest in his central Texas hometown, more than a week after he was shot in the line of duty.

Funeral services for Trooper Chad Walker were held at Goat Stadium in Groesbeck Wednesday morning.

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Walker was shot while responding to a motorist assist call outside of Mexia, Texas, on March 26 when he was shot several times. He died March 31 after donating his organs.

He began his career as a police officer with the Groesbeck Police Department in 2003 before serving with departments in Athens, Henderson County and Limestone County. He joined the Texas Department of Public Safety in 2015.

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Walker is survived by his wife, a 15-year-old son, twin 7-year-old daughters, and a 2-month-old daughter.