Deputy Chad Key memorialized; given Medal of Honor

By: Allison Harris Email
By: Allison Harris Email

SHERMAN, TEXAS -- A memorial is now up at the Grayson County Sheriff's Office for Deputy Chad Key, who was killed in the line of duty by a suspected drunk driver in April.

Friday morning, Key's wife April accepted a Medal of Honor from the American Police Hall of Fame.

April is also receiving a family survivor badge and a thousand dollar scholarship from the organization.

Right now, some of those awards are on display in the Grayson County Sheriff's Office.

"Just when we think that things have slowed down concerning Chad, here comes something else. I mean, Chad is now being honored by this association. They've been in existence since 1960 and there are about 2,000 people that have been given this honor," Sheriff Keith Gary said.

Sheriff Gary says the American Police Hall of Fame also has college scholarships available for family members of fallen officers, which Key's three sons can apply for at a later date.


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