Former Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputy Chadwick McRae has been indicted for Criminally Negligent Homicide in connection with the May 29 fatal shooting of Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Deputy …
Former Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputy Chadwick McRae has been indicted for Criminally Negligent Homicide in connection with the May 29 fatal shooting of Fort Bend County Precinct 4 Deputy Constable Caleb Rule according to a press release from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. Charges were filed July 20 according to the statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family of Deputy Caleb Rule as they continue to deal with this tragedy,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls.
A statement from Precinct 4 Constable Trever Nehls, Sheriff Nehls’ twin brother, indicated that Constable Nehls had contacted Rule’s widow, Eden Rule, personally to inform her of the indictment. The Rules have four children between the ages of 13 and 18.
Both law enforcement agencies kept their statements short, referring any additional questions to the Texas Rangers and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office. However, FBCSO did state that McRae had been terminated for violating the department’s Use of Force policy during the incident in which Rule was killed.
Both Rule and McRae had responded to a call of a suspicious incident at a home in Sienna Plantation, just south of the Katy area. Authorities reported that an officer had shot Rule while trying to clear a home in the subdivision.
Sheriff Nehls reported that first aid was applied immediately, but later succumbed to his injuries.
The 100 Club, a nonprofit that supports the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty is assisting the family and has provided a $20,000 check to assist the Rule family as they navigate Deputy Rule’s death.
A GoFundMe fundraiser has also been established to help the Rules with funeral and other expenses at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/officer-caleb-rule-memorial-fund?fbclid=IwAR3HP_vZAAMIvEZwbpC1Bw0KupR4MwFM9uACSr5zBoLOf1NhYOogPVfDYw0.