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Funeral for slain North Texas police officer set for Tuesday

February 10, 2018

RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — A funeral has been scheduled at a north Dallas church for a suburban police officer shot and killed in the line of duty.

Richardson, Texas, police Officer David Sherrard was shot Wednesday night as he entered an apartment in response to a disturbance report. A 5:30 p.m. Sunday candlelight vigil has been scheduled for the plaza in front of the Richardson Civic Center. A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Watermark Community Church in north Dallas.

The 37-year-old officer died at a Plano, Texas, hospital hours later. Another person, 30-year-old Rene Gamez, was found shot dead on a nearby landing. Brandon De McCall eventually surrendered to police and is jailed without bond on a capital murder charge.

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