Chaplains Serve Community After Police Officer Fatally Shot in Richardson, TX

By   •   February 12, 2018

Husband and wife chaplains comfort friends of fallen officer
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains are ministering to the community of Texas police officer David Sherrard, who was fatally shot in the line of duty while responding to a call in an apartment complex. Here, husband and wife chaplains Desi and Carolin Perez comfort friends of the slain officer.
Much of the Richardson community at the candlelight vigil
Many from the Richardson community, a suburb of Dallas, came to honor the fallen Texas police officer, and are depending on faith and prayer during this difficult time.
Memorial filled with notes, flowers and memorabilia
A memorial full of notes, flowers and memorabilia has been set up in front of the Richardson Police Department to honor the life of Officer Sherrard.
Chaplains talk to a family at a memorial site for fallen police officer David Sherrard in Richardson, Texas
Offering a listening ear to a family who visited the memorial.
Chaplains talk to people at memorial
Chaplains have offered a ministry of presence at the memorial site, comforting and praying with the continuous flow of passersby.
Group of four chaplains gathered together
"The community is really devastated," said chaplain Carolin Perez. "They're walking through something they've never experienced before." Officer Sherrard was the first officer killed on duty in the 63-year history of the department, which includes a force of 200 officers.
Chaplains pray with first responders
Chaplains pray with first responders, offering them stability in Christ in the midst of crisis.
Chaplains pray and hold candles to honor the life of Officer Sherrard at candlelight vigil
A candlelight vigil was held to honor Officer Sherrard's life on Sunday.
Chaplain Desi Perez prays at candlelight vigil
Chaplain Desi Perez prays during the service. Please continue to lift up loved ones and friends of Officer Sherrard, along with all first responders who serve us daily.

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9 Comments

  1. Allen Edwards Drewry says:

    God bless you for all you do.

  2. Cristina says:

    Unbelievable—what happened to the officer. Prayers!

  3. Liz Bookheimer says:

    There were two police officers shot and killed this week in Westerville, Ohio, which is just minutes from my home. The community is in mourning and showing support for the families and the police department. The Billy Graham counselors are on the scene, which is much appreciated.

  4. Val Barnes says:

    I met Jesus in Portland, Oregon, at the Billy Graham Crusade in the ’50s.

  5. Donna Lamb says:

    My prayers are with all of the families of the policemen. My prayers are also for the chaplains with the RRT. Lord, thank you for prayer warriors like Desi and Carolyn. They were my team leaders in my first deployment in Houston last year. I am thankful for men and women who listen and respond to God’s calling in their lives!!

  6. Jorge Mojena says:

    United in prayer for the Richardson, Texas, law enforcement agencies and the community as a whole. May the peace of Christ and comfort of the Holy Spirit guard your minds and hearts.

  7. Michael Madia jr says:

    I will remember those in prayer to the Texas incident this evening. And keep them in prayer.

  8. Susan Warren says:

    Keep praying for all our officers! They never know when it could happen to them!

  9. Laura says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of this officer. I pray for the community, and his family to get through this together. God bless.

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