After the Auburn Police Officer William Buechner was killed on Sunday evening when he answered a phone call, the community came up with a goal to raise $ 5,000 for Buechner's family.
A GoFundMe page for the Buechner Memorial Fund went live early Monday night. More than SEK 600 was raised during the first hour of crowdfunding effort.
Buechner, a 13-year-old veteran in the ward, was allegedly killed by 29-year-old Grady Wayne Wilkes, who wore armor and helmet when he opened fire on Buechner and two other officers around 1
Wilkes was caught early Monday morning and charged with murder on the head, three counts of attempted murder and a second count of homicide abuse.  "It's a great responsibility to tell us what a sad day this is for our society," said Auburn Mayor Ron Anders during a Monday morning conference. "For our elected officials and our entire society, we expect a great deal because we have lost an official in customs."
Buechner is the third officer to be killed in the service area in Alabama this year, after the January deadline by Birmingham Police Sgt. Wytasha Carter and Mobile Police Officer Sean Tuder.