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.


food delivery robot on UT Dallas campus
Food delivery robots launched on UT Dallas campus

The university’s dining department partnered with Starship Technologies to bring 30 food-delivery robots to campus.

Al Baghdady Bakery & Restaurant
Middle Eastern eatery Al Baghdady Bakery & Restaurant to relocate to new Richardson location

The Richardson bakery offers sandwiches, plates, breads and other desserts.

Hair Jones 411 Hair Clinic
Hair Jones 411 to bring natural hair services and restoration to Richardson

Owner Kayla Jones is a licensed cosmetologist and trichologist.

Main Street construction Richardson
City closes Main Street intersection for water line installation

The work is part of the ongoing Main Street redevelopment project.

Edith's French Cafe
Edith's French Cafe delays opening date for Richardson location

The restaurant originally planned to open Dec. 1.

Aspen Dental to open Richardson location

The business offers a variety of dental services, including routine care and checkups.

Magnum Choice Insurance Agency
Magnum Choice Insurance Agency coming soon to Richardson

The agency offers a variety of health insurance options.

Richardson pipe rupture
Cause of August 2018 pipeline failure in Richardson reported to City Council

The water district commissioned two independent studies to evaluate the cause of the rupture.

Churroholic churro sundae with fruity pebbles
Hiccups & Churroholic to celebrate grand opening in Richardson on Dec. 5

The innovative concept will include two businesses sharing one space.

Here is what Richardson residents should know heading into Thanksgiving

Some city facilities and services will be suspended over the holiday.

Early 2020 opening set for Salata in Richardson

The restaurant allows guests to customize salads or wraps.

Cake Carosel
Cake Carousel opens in new Richardson location

The cake, candy and cookie supply retailer also specializes in custom, made-to-order cakes and offers classes.

Back to top