Authorities have identified the trooper killed during a traffic stop in Freestone County on Thanksgiving Day.

He is Damon Allen from Mexia, Texas and leaves behind a wife and three children, according to a statement released from DPS Director:

"Our DPS family is heartbroken tonight after one of Texas' finest law enforcement officers was killed in the line of duty," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Damon Allen was a loving husband and father of three, and we ask for your prayers for his entire family and his many friends and colleagues during the difficult days ahead. Trooper Allen's dedication to duty, and his bravery and selfless sacrifice on this Thanksgiving Day, will never be forgotten."

Trooper Allen, 41, joined the department in 2002.

Family and friends are turning to social media to remember the fallen officer.

Allen leaves behind a wife and three children.

Rest in Peace Trooper Allen. Thank you for your service.