Trooper shot in Grimes County Posted in: News IOLA - According to reports a Department of Texas State Trooper has been shot in Iola, Texas Thursday, April 8, just before 4 p.m. The trooper, whose identity has not been released, was air-lifted to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan. According to Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell, the Trooper is in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!