Excerpt from Independent Journal
Written by Sara Vallone
Officer Justin Scherlen of the Amarillo, Texas, Police Department was badly injured last September in a car accident while on duty.
As KSAT reports, following the accident, Officer Scherlen endured multiple surgeries and rehabilitation. However, in August of this year while on vacation with his wife, pictured below with Scherlen, and their kids, Scherlen suddenly passed away.
Since the father of four couldn’t be there to witness three of his children attend the first day of school, Scherlen’s fellow comrades stood in to help.