Hog hunt held in memory of fallen trooper

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LAMAR COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) -- Trooper Nichols died in the line of duty in 2016 when he lost control of his patrol car on F-M 38 near Tigertown and crashed into a tree.

His family started a scholarship fund in his memory and holds events throughout the year to help raise money for local kids to put toward college.

Trooper Michael Townes and his wife Braley helped plan this unique event, of which the proceeds will go toward Nichols' scholarship fund.

"It's the first annual, so we're going to continue it each year, you know, from now on. You know, Jeff loved to hunt. So we're going to do it in remembrance of him," said Townes.

4-person teams have until noon on Sunday to catch as many hogs as possible.

Weigh-in is at the Lamar county fairgrounds.

Last year, the scholarship fund gave money to a North Lamar student and one at Detroit High School, where Nichols also attended.