Nearly 5,000 people gathered at a high school football stadium in Texas on Wednesday to pay their respects to a state trooper who was badly shot during a traffic stop.
38-year-old Chad Walker was on life after a shooting on March 26 near Mexia, 75 miles southeast of Dallas. He died several days later in a Waco hospital.
The Walker Tribune-Herald reported that Walker’s memorial service was held in his hometown of Grosbeck, where he previously worked as a police officer.
Authorities said he suspected traffic when he shot Walker and then killed himself.
Walker is survived by his wife and four children. He worked in law enforcement since 2003 and was with the Texas Department of Public Safety since 2015.