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When I was in my teens, I took a series of classes in high school that were putting me on a path to become a cop.

I joined the military a year after getting out of high school and then I kind of put aside the idea of ever becoming a cop. It takes someone special to agree to do a job where there is a reasonable chance you might not make it home at the end of the day.

Two police officers were killed in a Texas border town Saturday in what authorities described as an ambush shooting, Fox News reports.

Edelmiro Garza, 45, and Ismael Chavez, 39, were identified as the fallen officers.

The officers were killed while responding to a domestic disturbance complaint.

The gunman later killed himself after engaging in a shootout with other responding officers, the report adds.

McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez said, “We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our City.”

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott responded, “Two of our finest were killed in the line of duty while working to protect residents in their community.”

Abbott continued: “I’ve spoken with McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez and offered the full support of the State of Texas. We unite to #BackTheBlue.”

The Texas Attorney General’s office issued a statement that read: “Our prayers and full support are with the valiant men and women of the #CityofMcAllen PD this evening.”

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