AUSTIN (KXAN) - Prosecutor safety is something district attorney officers across the state will be examining in the wake of the recent murders in Kaufman County.
"This is a very sad and tragic incident and it is felt statewide," said Travis County DA's chief investigator Dawn McLean.
While the recent events are putting a spotlight on safety, protecting employees from danger is something that is always practiced in Travis County according to McLean.
"We are very proactive when it comes to safety and security," said McLean. "We currently have armed investigators and some of them are trained in active shooter situations."
McLean says complaints and threats are regularly made towards the DA's office and each one is investigated thoroughly.
"I think every DA's office deals with threats and harassment because we are involving ourselves into other people's lives."
Armed investigators and teamed with assistant district attorneys according to McLean.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside a vehicle after the child's family was involved in a fender bender, DPS said.
Austin Police are looking for a missing woman.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.