Houston-area counties beef up security in wake of Kaufman County killings

Sunday, March 31, 2013

In the wake of the murders of the Kaufman County district attorney, his wife and an assistant DA, law enforcement in a number of counties say they are beefing up their security to protect their district attorneys. That includes Harris County.

The murders in Kaufman County have had a rippling effect. Security for prosecutors has become priority for law enforcement across the state.

Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson now has around-the-clock security for him and his family.

Galveston County confirms they increased security two months ago after Kaufman County ADA Mark Hasse was killed in a parking lot a block from his courthouse office. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said his office is providing protection for DA Jack Roady and his family, and a deputy is available 24/7 for all prosecutors on the job.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office and DA's office are looking at ways to increase security for prosecutors and investigators at the courthouse as well.

Eyewitness News will continue to bring you the latest as investigators look into the death of the Kaufman County DA.

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