In a February 2010 candidate profile in the Bryan-College Station Eagle, the married father of two said he wanted to bring "constables back to the community" by actively patrolling neighborhoods to discourage crime.

Constables are law enforcement officers similar to sheriff's deputies who are elected to serve in specific county precincts. They primarily serve warrants and official paperwork or act as courtroom bailiffs.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an A&M alumnus, said at an event in Florida that his "prayers are with any of those that have been injured." A&M President R. Bowen Loftin issued a statement calling Monday a "sad day in the Bryan-College Station community."

Photos: Shooting in College Station

Published On: Aug 30 2012 03:14:14 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 14 2012 11:19:47 AM CDT

A constable, a civilian and the suspect are killed and three others are wounded in a shooting near Texas A&M University.

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Thomas Caffall was identified as the gunman who opened fire on officers and bystanders, killing two.