#ForHofer: Nationwide Support for Slain Euless Officer Grows

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EULESS, Texas -- Makeshift memorials at the Euless police department and J.A. Carr park continue to grow three days after the shooting of 29 year-old Officer David Hofer.

On Friday, a private viewing was held for Hofer's family at Lucas Funeral Home where officers have been guarding Hofer's casket since Wednesday. City leaders are anticipating large crowds Saturday at a public memorial.

The show of community support has also been evident on social media. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Hofer's family. It uses the hashtag #officerdown.

But another hashtag has gained popularity as more people show support for the fallen officer. #ForHofer shows examples of North Texans coming together to honor the memory of Officer Hofer, but it's also being used to bring attention to another issue.

Hofer's burial will be held in New York and some of his fellow officers can't afford airline tickets to get there. Now the hashtag is being used in hopes of raising a little green for the men and women in blue.

For now, the focus is on Saturday when the public will be allowed to pay their respects one last time. The celebration of life service starts at 1pm at Pennington Field.

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