The El Paso widow of the Texas Tech Police officer shot and killed in the line of duty is showing support to Deputy Peter Herrera’s family and co-workers.
Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East Jr. was shot and killed in 2017. His wife, Carmen East, created a non-profit in his honor. It’s called Texas 635, named after his badge number.
When Carmen East found out about her husband’s death while out of town, she came back to her El Paso home filled with friends and family in the law enforcement community.
She said it was a shoulder to lean on while she was trying to figure everything out from funeral arrangements to simply communicating with people who wanted to help.
Less than two years after Officer East’s death, Carmen and the foundation is helping family and friends of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Texas 635 is providing money to help Deputy Peter Herrera’s family and offering support when the family is ready to talk.
“Can’t say we’ve all gone through the same thing because it’s all different. For everyone, it’s a different grieving process and situation that occurred. But to know that we have those organizations that come in and let you know that you’re not alone. That’s what we wanted to offer the community as well,“ said Carmen East.
It’s not just the family that needs support. Texas 635 will also be showing support to Herrera’s co-workers taking them meals during his shift.
Right now the foundation is looking for sponsors to help with their mission. Click here to learn more about the organization and how to donate.