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Officer Scherlen honored in Austin

SOURCE: Amarillo Police Department SOURCE: Amarillo Police Department
SOURCE: Amarillo Police Department SOURCE: Amarillo Police Department
SOURCE: Amarillo Police Department SOURCE: Amarillo Police Department
SOURCE: Amarillo Police Department SOURCE: Amarillo Police Department
SOURCE: Amarillo Police Department SOURCE: Amarillo Police Department

The Amarillo Police Department Honor Guard visited Austin to honor fallen officer Justin Scherlen Tuesday, May 2.

The Honor Guard visited the Peace Officer Memorial where Scherlen's name was placed on the Peace Officer's Memorial wall. 

Officer Scherlen died from an infection in August 2016 on a family trip to New Mexico while recovering from a crash that happened the year before.

There was an outpouring of support from the Amarillo community while he was recovering and after his death

He was responding to a routine call when he was struck directly by a jeep that crossed into his lane early in the morning  on Sept. 8, 2015. He suffered multiple injuries to his legs and back and underwent several surgeries during the following months.

The driver of the jeep, Brian David Moody, was later charged with intoxication assault on a peace officer and a second count of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. 

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