SACRAMENTO -- The family of fallen Sacramento police officer Tara O'Sullivan has set up a memorial fund to help the department purchase a new K-9 for the Sacramento Police Department.
Through fundraising efforts, family and friends have already raised over $22,000, which they hope will be enough for at least one police dog.
Wednesday, O'Sullivan's father, Denis, thanked the community for their outpouring of support and generosity as he remembered his daughter.
He said he could think of no better way to honor his daughter than combining her love of police work with her love of dogs.
Officer O'Sullivan was shot and killed last month while helping a woman gather her belongings during a domestic violence call in North Sacramento.