Texas Tech students honor fallen officer after shooting death

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LUBBOCK, Texas – Students at Texas Tech University in Lubbock are honoring the officer who was shot and killed Monday.

The Saddle Tramps, an all-male spirit organization at Texas Tech, wrapped a statue on campus in honor of the fallen officer.

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“Today we will wrap Will Rogers and Soapsuds in black and blue to honor one of our own. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families effected (sic),” a tweet from the Saddle Tramps Twitter page reads.

Will Rogers and Soapsuds is a landmark on the Texas Tech campus.

Traditionally, the statue is wrapped in red crepe paper prior to big games and sometimes wrapped in black to mourn national tragedies. 

The officer has yet to be identified.

The student accused in his shooting death is identified as Hollis Daniels, a 19-year-old with ties to Seguin.

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