AUSTIN, Texas — A fallen Austin Police Department officer was honored in a public funeral and law enforcement ceremony on Aug. 9.
Early Monday morning, a law enforcement funeral procession was held for Senior Officer Andy Traylor. The route began at Cook-Walden Funeral Home and ended at Shoreline Church.
A funeral service was then held at the church following the procession. His family and fellow officers spoke about him at his public funeral.
After the funeral, Officer Traylor received full law enforcement honors. Watch here:
The crash took place around 2 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, on FM 969 near Decker Lane. A tractor-trailer was making a U-turn when the officer crashed into it. He was responding to an urgent call.
Officer Traylor leaves behind a wife and five children, ranging in age from two to 15. He served with the APD for nine years.
On Monday, Aug. 2, Austin Cops 4 Charities announced it had already raised more than $55,000 for the Traylor family. The organization is accepting donations for the family on its website, AustinC4C.com.
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