Connecticut Trooper Killed in Texas Hunting Accident
A Connecticut trooper was killed in a hunting accident in Texas on Saturday, February 6.
Details about the Fatal Hunting Accident
Trooper 1st Class Stephen Davis, a 27-year veteran, from Hebron Connecticut, died at the Cinco Ranch in Maverick County, Texas.
The Maverick County Sheriff’s department says that 50-year-old Davis was hit by a shot that was fired by another hunter. The hunter who accidentally shot Davis says he was trying to shoot a wild hog at the time of the accident.
The Maverick County Sheriff’s department did not indicate whether or not any charges would be filed and did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
Trooper Davis has been working with the state police since 1988 with the Troop C barracks in Tolland.
The ranch in which the accident occurred is Cinco Ranch, which is about 20 miles west of Houston.
The accident involving the trooper remains currently remains under investigation.
Important Information about Shooting Accidents
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation:
- The rate of unintentional deaths by firearms is significantly lower than unintentional deaths by other forms of injury.
- In the decade leading up to 2013, the rate of unintentional deaths related to firearms declined by 33 percent.
- The National Shooting Sports Foundation claims that hunting is one of the safest activities in America – despite reports of hunting accidents that receive a lot of media attention.