Pampa residents come together to help injured officer
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:04:35 GMT —
Pampa businesses are setting up donation bins and jars to help the officer injured in the police standoff on Tuesday.
John Horst, owner of Horstâ??s Woodworking, now has a jar in his shop set up for anyone willing to pass by and spare some change to help Sergeant Houston Gass and his family.
"People just want to help. I didn't think it would ever happen here in Pampa," Horst said.
Horst the goal amount is $1000, and he will match the amount to donate a total of $2000 to the family.
"We wondered if there was something we can do to help the family financially,â?? Horst said.
Horst said other businesses are joining in setting up donation bins as well. One Stop Flooring in Pampa is another location collecting donations for Sergeant Gass.
The movement has also moved online. A GoFundMe page has already been set up for Officer Gass, and there have already been more than $6000 in donations.
Residents still cannot believe what happened.
â??I'm sorry that it happened and it breaks my heart," Pampa resident Sharon Williams said.
Residents are thankful for community coming together to help.
"I'm really happy people are stepping up and willing to help," Williams said.
"Officers are there to help us. They donâ??t ask to get shot. We just want to let them know how much we appreciate their work,â?? Horst said.
Anyone willing to donate can pass by Horst's shop at 516 East Tyng Avenue in Pampa to make a donation.
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