Abilene police officer found dead in his home

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ABILENE, TX -- Another officer dead, another Texas family asking why. The body of Abilene Police Officer Don Allen was discovered in his home and the circumstances surrounding his death are a true crime drama mystery.

The 27-year-old officer wasn’t out patrolling in his uniform when he was killed, he was at home alone. At a time when so many law enforcement agents are on high alert, Abilene's police chief says he’s not convinced Allen was targeted simply because he was an officer.

The Texas Rangers are heading up the case and apparently following several leads. What they find can’t be revealed soon enough to those Allen leaves behind.