Over $500,000 Raised for Family of Texas Police Officer Killed at Gas Station

This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth who was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Goforth, was pumping gas into his vehicle when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. (PHOTO CREDIT: Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office shows sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth who was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Goforth, was pumping gas into his vehicle when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. (PHOTO CREDIT: Harris County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Fundraising efforts for the family of the police officer who was shot at a gas station outside Houston have raised more than $500,000.

Deputy Darren Goforth of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office was killed at a gas station in Cypress, Texas, in an apparent unprovoked attack on Aug. 28. Authorities said he was pumping gas into his car when he was shot 15 times.

Goforth was laid to rest on Friday.

A GoFundMe site has raised more than $307,771 in the past nine days. As of Monday afternoon, 4,396 people have donated to the page. The site, started by another deputy from the sheriff’s office, Brandon Herlong, states that all proceeds from that fundraiser will go toward Goforth’s wife and children.

“He was a husband, father, friend, and amazing person,” Herlong wrote on the page. “He certainly did not deserve to have this happen to him. I can’t think of a time I saw him when he wasn’t smiling.”

Herlong could not be reached for comment.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Susanna Kim

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