On May 6, 2019, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 540 into law which designates a portion of North Central Expressway (U.S. Highway 75) as the Officer David Sherrard Memorial Highway. The bill was authored by State Rep. Jeff Leach who represents Richardson and supported by State Sen. Angela Paxton, State Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos and State Rep. Angie Chen Button. Private donations provided the funds for the signs.
Officer David Sherrard, (37 years old) was shot and killed in the line of duty, the evening of February 7, 2018, responding to a disturbance at 4250 E. Renner Rd (Breckinridge Point Apartments). Officer Sherrard was a 13 year veteran and member of our SWAT Unit. He exemplified the professionalism, heroism, and strong character inherent in all Richardson police officers.governor abbot news release
On September 18, 2020, a ceremony was held to unveil the new signage located at the southern and northern city limits along US75.
“Two and a half years ago, everybody in the room lost a friend, a colleague and our brother. He had a heart of a servant and a spirit of a warrior. By dedicating Central Expressway, we’re going to make sure that nobody drives through Richardson without knowing his name.” - Jimmy Spivey, Richardson Police Chief
“The signs displayed will forever be a historic tribute to his legacy. David Sherrard is someone worthy of our admiration and our respect. He is the best that we can be.” - Paul Voelker, Richardson Mayorofficer down memorial page