RICHARDSON, Texas (CBS11) – Shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday, the DFW community remembered a North Texas police officer on Thursday night outside of the Richardson Police Headquarters.
Investigators said Officer David Sherrard was shot in the neck while responding to a disturbance call at a Richardson apartment complex.READ MORE: Arlington High School Lockdown Lifted After Student Found With Airsoft Gun
Sherrard was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.
A steady stream of people could be seen showing up to Richardson PD to pay their respects to Officer Sherrard.
Some left flowers and balloons. Others wrote messages of support on a giant banner while some bowed their heads in prayer.
“We’re just all still in disbelief. I mean we really are. I think it hasn’t quite sunk in for a lot of us yet,” said Angela Casavant, who is a family friend.READ MORE: Students At North Texas High School Stage Walkout In Protest Of Alleged Student Sexual Assault
Casavant’s husband Phil Casavant is an officer with Richardson Police.
“It hits home, it hits real close to home,” said Casavant.
Their family is not only friends with the Sherrard family, but they live down the street from one another.
“I mean just a beloved guy by everyone. Everybody just loved him. Always a smile on his face, always,” said Casavant. “Just a great family guy. His wife and children adored him and that was very obvious.”
Here is the timeline of events on Wednesday night:MORE NEWS: Former North Texas Resident Sinoj Joseph Indicted For COVID-19 Relief Fraud