Texas Officer Stephen Magnes Ambushed, Shot In Back

Officer Stephen Magnes with the Calvert Police Department was ambushed on Sunday.

Officer Stephen Magnes with the Calvert Police Department was ambushed on Sunday.

Calvert, Texas Police Officer Stephen Magnes Ambushed

Robertson County, Texas – A few hours into 2017 and a police officer has already been ambushed. Sunday morning, Calvert, Texas Police Officer Stephen Magnes was ambushed while on-duty. The Law Enforcement Association of the Brazos Valley put out a statement early today on Facebook saying that the officer was saved by his bullet proof vest.

While the full details of the shooting have not been released yet, Calvert City Manager Kevin O’Carroll told KBTX news that officer Stephen Magnes was shot one time in the back and was treated at a local hospital. Officer Magnes commented later on Facebook that he is fine thanks to his vest.

This isn’t the best way to start off 2017, but we’re very happy that Officer Magnes wasn’t severely injured or killed in this incident. May you have a speedy recovery, sir.

The suspect who tried to murder officer Magnes was arrested and their identity has not been released. This is the the second attempt to ambush law enforcement officers recently. In December, several gang members ambushed four Oklahoma police officers on a traffic stop. Fortunately, none of the officers were severely injured and the suspects were caught.

2016 was a pretty terrible year for law enforcement. According to the Officer Down Memorial page, 140 police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2016 alone. Many are looking to 2017 to be a better year for law enforcement with a new president who vocally supports law enforcement, rather than one who accuses law enforcement of widespread racism. Check out our earlier article here that outlines some changes President Trump will be making for police.

Keep your head on a swivel and watch your six everyone. It may be a new year, but there are still dirtbags out there willing to shoot police in the back.

  • ladywriter24

    I’m glad officer Magnes is okay. I think we will see a big change once President Trump takes office. Until then please be safe out there

  • Amy Hebert

    I say it’s time to turn this war on cops into a war on thugs and just…nuke ’em. Of course I’m kidding about the nukes but it IS time to recognize and adapt to the new, post-Obama world we now live in. Obama made thugs into heroes and allowed terrorism to grow and expand around the world. Not only do we now have to be on alert for terrorism in our cities, we have to be alert for domestic terrorists birthed and supported by the Black Lives Matter movement (also supported and encouraged by Obama). It’s time for the United States to head to the gym and build up our military strength then exterminate Isis and related terrorists around the world. At the same time, we need to arm our LEO’s with state-of-the-art body armor, armored vehicles and the weapons necessary for defeating domestic terrorism (BLM and their related terrorists/assassins) as well as terrorists from Isis and other origins. The first responders to terrorism in our cities are not the military it’s our police, fire departments and EMT’s. From that first call to 911 to the responding law officers, fire persons and EMT’s to the doctors and nurses, all need to be trained and equipped to deal effectively with the increasing thugs, terrorism and their victims. The most important first step we must take is to ACKNOWLEDGE that our world, our lives have changed and not just our country but the whole world is in danger. Our LEO’s have sworn to protect and serve us now we, as American citizens, must protect and serve them by providing the money needed to protect them in battle (time to call it what it is) with the most advanced body armor available as well as pay for research to continually improve what our officers need to bring them home safe to their families each day. We must provide our law enforcement not with left-over, hand-me-down military surplus but new, advanced, LEO designed weapons, vehicles and LAWS to allow them to do their jobs instead of constant threats of indictment based on edited, biased videos, false narratives and lies.

    • Calistress

      “Not only do we now have to be on alert for terrorism in our cities, we
      have to be alert for domestic terrorists birthed and supported by the
      Black Lives Matter movement (also supported and encouraged by Obama).”

      You are a fucking idiot! BLM has nothing to do with terrorism. I suppose you demand black people to sit down and shut up like good little niggers.

  • Really?

    Stop catching the suspect and start killing them!

    • Calistress

      LOL – cops already kill innocent people that they suspect did something.

  • Calistress

    This cop must have done something to get ambushed. No innocent cop gets ambushed.

  • duder1897

    BLM at it again.

  • Danny Grizzle

    Best wishes to Officer Magnes. Don’t project too much big city bile onto this incident in Robertson County, Texas. Calvert is a tiny bump in the highway running north from College Station towards Waco. The economy is heavily agricultural. This is about as rural as it gets in Texas anymore. It will be interesting to see what the full story is. They have a suspect and probably a motive. We don’t, but until we know more facts, it would be reckless to paint all the issues of the day onto this event.