Police officer gets surprise visit

Friday, May 9th 2008, 3:14 pm
By: News 9


Sergeant Clay Williams, the officer shot Thursday morning in northeast Oklahoma City, had a visit from members of the TASER Foundation Thursday evening.

Members of the Arizona-based TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers were on their way through town on their annual Drive to Remember when they got a phone call that Williams had been shot.

"I think people forget we're people. I mean we're not uniforms...we have families. We're a part of a family. I don't know what the difference is," said Det. Tod Catchpole, TASER member.

The Drive to Remember is a two-week rolling memorial to remember the 190 U.S. and Canadian law enforcement officers who lost their lives last year in the line of duty.

Law enforcement officials who lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered Friday during a memorial service.

The Oklahoma City Police Department held the service at 2 p.m. in front of police headquarters downtown.