Armed DA couldn't defend himself... but you think YOU can?
An assistant district attorney in Kaufman County, Hasse was fatally shot Thursday morning while outside the courthouse. The suspects fled the scene, leading to a massive search that continues.
During a morning press conference, Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh said Hasse was shot "multiple times in the body causing his death." He would not release further information regarding his body or whether Hasse’s wallet or any other property was missing when he was found.
DPS sources confirmed to News 8 Friday Hasse was carrying a gun when he was killed. Hasse was licensed to carry a gun as a certified peace officer. It is unclear if he attempted to use the weapon.
This is really sad. I had met this man several times in a previous job. He was a good man and an excellent prosecutor. He was carrying a gun when he was murdered as he was a licensed peace officer (which means he had significantly more on-going training, practice and qualifications than your run-of-the-mill CHL.) And as a tough-on-crime prosecutor, he really did have reason to be paranoid and always watched his back. If this guy, who was about as prepared as one can get, couldn't defend himself, what in god's name makes any significantly less trained and less prepared gun carrier think they can protect themselves or anyone else?