POSTED: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 6:14pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 12:23pm
Tyler , TX (KETK) — After the recent murders in Kaufman County, district attorneys in our are are now taking precautions.
There are still no clear answers to what happened to Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse and Mike McLelland and his wife.
But, other district attorneys are not taking any chances when it comes to protecting themselves and their families.
First Mark Hasse in front of the Kaufman County courthouse, then two months later Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia in their home.
Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee tells KETK there have been no threats to Henderson County, but since the murders, law enforcement officers are providing additional security for him and his family.
He says he always carries a firearm at work but now is even changing his routine at home.
"I also carry one in my own home which is something I never thought I'd get to, but you know that is just our society now. We as prosecutors, that's something that we definitely have to consider now. I don't know if every prosecutor is doing that but the ones I know are carrying them around their yards and their homes."
Rusk County District Attorney Micheal Jimerson is doing the same.
Jimerson says law enforcement officers are watching them as they come and leave their offices.
"We're being prudent, we're being smart, but were not going to limit the accessibility that we have with the public."
Cherokee County judge Chris Davis says the murders came as a shock to him.
But, the shootings took place outside of a courthouse and in a home.
Davis says you really don't know where and what's going to happen at all times.
"It can happen to us at the grocery store in a movie theater we've seen it all the scenarios. There all bad and it's a shame that our society has come to this point where there is so much violence and we do have to worry about things like this," said Davis.