A funeral date and charitable accounts emerged in the last few days for the officers involve in a fatal shooting.
Officer Doug Barney was shot and killed by Cory Lee Henderson, 31, as he responded to a car crash involving Henderson on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Authorities in Utah said Thursday, Jan. 21, that they are reviewing how Henderson, an ex-convict with a history of gun charges, was released to a drug treatment center that he walked away from weeks before he fatally shot the officer. His partner, Jon Richey was struck in both legs and the chest, but lived. Barney was an 18-year law enforcement veteran.
The funeral for fallen Unified police Barney, 44, will commence Monday, Jan. 25 at the Maverick Center.
The non-profit Badges Supporting Fallen Officers’ Families set up a GoFundMe page earlier this week for online contributions and have already raised more than $7,500 for the Barney family. A comment by a user name Bret Daniels, the same name of the organizations president and CEO, states that Badges Supporting Fallen Officers’ Families is in direct contact with the Barney family.
Well-wishers can donate to help the families cover funeral or medical expenses for the officers Barney and Richey can also contribute to charitable accounts with America First Credit Union under Doug Barney Memorial Account and the Jon Richey Charitable Account by calling 800-999-3961.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert said in a statement that flags in Utah will be lowered to half-staff on Monday.
“On behalf of Utah residents from across the state, our hearts are broken for the family of Officer Doug Barney who gave the ultimate sacrifice today while in the line of duty,” the statement said. “Jeanette and I also extend our prayers to Officer Jon Richey and his family as he undergoes the recovery process.”