Texas Tech University System HomepageTexas Tech University System Homepage

Statement from Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan

October 9, 2017 | Contact Scott Lacefield

Earlier this evening, a Texas Tech Police Department officer was shot and killed.

“Words can’t express how saddened I am by the tragic loss of one of our Texas Tech University police officers tonight. Terri and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the officer’s family and the Texas Tech University Police Department. I would like to thank Governor Greg Abbott, Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope and all of the law enforcement professionals from across the area who supported our campus during this time of need. Our Texas Tech family is strong and will support each other as we grieve.”