HARKER HEIGHTS — A spaghetti dinner fundraiser was held Thursday night at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library in honor of Robert “Bobby” Hornsby, a former Killeen police officer.
Hornsby, 32, was killed in the line of duty July 14, when the Killeen Police Department SWAT team responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex.
Keeping his memory alive, members of Team Hornsby held the dinner to raise money for their upcoming trek to Washington, D.C.
“The community support has been astounding and we are grateful to the library for donating the space to us,” said Killeen Police Officer Amanda Holtzclaw. “We had a great turnout and raised $1,700 between plates of spaghetti and selling T-shirts.”
Team Hornsby will make a 250-mile bicycle ride from Portsmouth, Va., to the
National Law Enforcement Memorial in
Washington, D.C., on May 10 as part of the three-day Police Unity Tour.
The tour’s primary purpose is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty and to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum.
The six-person team had to raise $12,000, or $2,000 per rider, and is $5,000 above its goal.
Joining Holtzclaw on Team Horsby are Kimberly Hornsby, widow of Bobby Hornsby; Harker Heights Police Officer Clyde Hicks; Killeen Police Officer Chris Ache; Killeen Police Detective Neal Holtzclaw; and Lt. Reese Davis.
To donate to the group, go to www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/clyde-hicks/2014.