EDINBURG, Texas (CBSDFW/AP) — Law enforcement officers from across the country have traveled to South Texas to salute a trooper who died Aug. 24 more than four months he was shot.
A funeral was scheduled Friday afternoon for 49-year-old Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Moises Sanchez. The public service was scheduled at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran’s burial at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission is private.READ MORE: American Plans To Invest In A Budget Airline Based In Chile
Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday during visitation for Sanchez, who was shot April 6 while investigating a vehicle collision in Edinburg. A suspect remains jailed.READ MORE: Fight At Gas Pump Escalates After Teenager Pulls Out Gun, Shoots At Off-Duty Cop
New Jersey State Trooper William Legg, who never met Sanchez, says it was important to make the trip to Texas to honor the slain trooper.MORE NEWS: Patient Steals Ambulance From Plano Presbyterian Hospital
Sanchez leaves behind a wife and three children.