CHILDRESS COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Childress community is mourning the death of one of its law enforcement officers.

The Childress County Sheriff’s Offices said Reserve Deputy Tom Hoobler passed away on duty, sitting in his patrol car waiting for a tow truck to assist a stranded motorist.

Funeral services for Deputy Hoobler will be held Thursday, July 22, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Childress. Visitation is on Wednesday, July 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home.

CCSO said Deputy Hoobler began his career with the agency in July 2003.

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