Memorial to Slain Richardson Policeman is Growing; Civilian Also Killed

Richardson, TX, (WBAP/KLIF) – A Richardson squad car has been placed outside police headquarters as a memorial for police officer killed last night while responding to to a disturbance call.

The officer has been identified as 37-year-old David Sherrard of Wiley. He was a 14-year-veteran of the force.

Karen Yells, the mother of a first respondent ws the first to bring flowers to the memorial this morning.  She spoke to our Scott Sidway about the unfortunate incident,

“This is a senseless, unnecessary crime. He should not have died for going out on a call which is what he does every single day. It’s not right, yells said.”

The alleged gunman has been identified as 26-year old Brandon McCall, who is charged with capital murder.

He was taken into custody las night after a stand-off with police. Details have not been released as to what led to the disturbance.

Another who woman, Terri Mull, a Richardson crossing guard who was one of the first to bring flowers this morning — said the incident is “just heartbreaking.”

She said, just like the Sherin Mathews tragedy last year, the city will unite.

Meantime, Plano Police are investigating the case today, giving Richardson officers a chance to grieve.

Another person, a civilian, was killed during the disturbance.

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