GoFundMe set up to pay for highway signs honoring Richardson's slain police Officer David Sherrard

Members of the Richardson Police Academy Alumni Association have set up a GoFundMe to raise money for highway signs honoring Officer David Sherrard, Richardson's only police officer to be killed in the line of duty.

In June, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill that designates the section of US 75 between I-635 and President George Bush Turnpike as the Officer David Sherrard Memorial Highway. The bill was sponsored by state Reps. Jeff Leach, Ana-Maria Ramos and Angie Chen Button as well as state Sen. Angela Paxton.

Within the bill is a stipulation that no public funds can be used to fund the two highway signs. The estimated cost for the signs is $24,170, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

As of July 3, over $16,000 had been raised.

Any funds collected in excess of the required amount will be funneled toward the Richardson Police Officer Memorial, which will eventually be erected outside of the new public safety campus, according to a press release from the association.

Those interested in contributing to the fund can do so here.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.