Jesus Retana, a 10-year veteran of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit police force, was shot in the arm in the shooting on July 7th that left five fellow officers dead. Now, Retana faces a hefty pay cut while he takes time to heal, and the community, led by Retana’s husband, is rallying to raise funds to support the injured officer.
According to Andrew Moss, Retana’s husband, the officer will receive 30% less pay while he misses work due to surgery and recovery, and is unsure as to whether all of his medical expenses will even be covered under current Texas law. This, after an attack on Retana in which he was targeted specifically for being a cop.
Moss has created a GoFundMe page to help them cover expenses and any loss of income.
“Unlike Dallas Police Department Officers who receive 100% of their pay while unable to work, DART Police Officers are NOT covered by Civil Service,” Moss wrote on the page.
He also shared a little bit about the couple’s private life, how they make sure to say “I love you” every morning since both have worked as police officers and are familiar with the risks that entails.
Click here to visit the GoFundMe page to donate and learn more.