Funeral planned Tuesday for slain Dallas-area police officer
DALLAS (AP) — Mourners will gather in Dallas to remember a suburban police officer who was fatally shot while answering a disturbance call at an apartment complex.
A funeral was scheduled Tuesday afternoon for Richardson police Officer David Sherrard (shuh-RARD'). The funeral at Watermark Community Church will be followed by a private graveside service.
Authorities say Sherrard was shot last Wednesday night while entering an apartment. The 37-year-old officer died at a hospital. Police say another man, Rene Gamez, was found shot at the scene and also died.
The suspect, Brandon McCall, eventually surrendered and remains jailed without bond on a charge of capital murder of a peace officer. Investigators are trying to determine what prompted the disturbance.
Sherrard was the first Richardson police officer to die in the line of duty.