10 years later

Former District Attorney Mike McLelland (left) and his wife Cynthia were found murdered in their home on March 20, 2013. Former Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse (right) was fatally shot on Jan. 31, 2013. This year will mark 10 years since their deaths.

Kaufman County assistant district attorney Mark Hasse was headed to his truck on the morning of Jan. 31, 2013 when he was ambushed and fatally shot in the annex parking lot. Merely two months later, District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found dead in their home on March 30, 2013. This year marks one decade since these gruesome events and the city of Kaufman has certainly not forgotten.

After the events of Jan. 31, the city of Kaufman banded together to honor the loss of Hasse. As multiple agencies worked to investigate the murder, the city honored Hasse’s passing with a flag ceremony at the historic courthouse.

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