Odin of the Waller County sheriff’s office helped catch a man suspected of fatally shooting a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper on Nov. 23.

A police dog that took down a man accused of fatally shooting a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on Thanksgiving Day found his home at the Waller County sheriff’s office with the help of a former University of Texas football champion.

Odin and his handler, Deputy Andrew Blauser, were thrown into a massive search Nov. 23 for 32-year-old Dabrett Black, who authorities said fired a rifle at trooper Damon Allen, a 41-year-old father of two with 15 years of experience with the DPS.

The shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. during a traffic stop on Interstate 45 in Freestone County, east of Waco.

Allen died at the scene, and the suspect took off in a Chevrolet Malibu toward Waller County, authorities said.

When deputies found Black in Waller County that evening, Odin ran him down.

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2018-07-27T09:43:44+00:00