GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) -- Several local law enforcement representatives joined thousands of other officers at the funeral for Richard police officer David Sherrard on Tuesday.
The 14-year veteran with the department was shot and killed by a barricaded man after responding to a disturbance call at a Richardson apartment complex last week.
Sherrard was a husband and father of two.
"It really tugs at your heart when you have to think about this like this happening," Denison Lt. Mike Eppler said. "It is also something that could happen to any of us at any time."
Sherrard's funeral was held Tuesday afternoon in Dallas and local agencies including, Denison PD, Van Alstyne PD and Anna PD headed south to pay their respects.
"In one sense, it is humbling that we get to do this but it is also unfortunate that we have it," Anna police chief Jeff Caponera said.
Officers say their brotherhood knows no boundaries between city lines, rank or uniform.
"No matter what badge you wear, we are all in the to serve the community," Van Alstyne Police Chief Tim Barnes said. "He gave the ultimate sacrifice and that was his life."
The man accused of killing Sherrard is 26-year-old Brandon McCall.
He is being held in the Collin County jail, charged with capital murder.