Xavier Serrano Family Fund
On 09/16/2016, Officer Xavier Serrano, a field training officer, responded to a suicide person call in Fort Worth Texas. While on scene, Officer Serrano was informed of a possible witness to the suicide. The witness was inside the backyard shed of the call location.
Officer Serrano and his probationary Officer Ray Azucena went to the shed to identify the witness where they were ambushed with gunshots. Officer Serrano was shot 6 times in the upper torso area. Officer Azucena was shot once in the chest area of his bullet proof vest. Officer Serrano was hit twice in the vest, once the upper right arm, once on the left forearm, once on his left hand breaking his thumb and pinky finger and once on his left arm. One of the bullets traveled inside his body and punctured his lungs.
The paramedics quickly helped load a critically wounded Officer Serrano into the ambulance and immediately went to work to save his life. The truth is, that night was filled with heroes. Many of which will unintentionally go unnoticed, but nonetheless we are forever indebted to. Because of the lifesaving actions taken, Officer Serrano was able to be reunited with his loving wife, Carolyn, and their 3 beautiful young children.
Officer Serrano remains at the hospital as he recovers from the gunshot wounds. Officer Azucena was discharged the same day after he was seen by the doctors.
Though every Officer and their families know this is the reality of answering the call and making that commitment to Protect and Serve every time they put their uniform on, it is one we pray our families never have to endure.
As he goes through the long process to recuperate, it is imperative that his wife, a self-employed massage therapist, only focus on providing him with support and not worry about any financial woes.
This fund is designed to help officer Serrano and his family pay for the unforeseen expenses as he recovers from his injuries.
We truly appreciate all the love, support and prayers we have received from communities and citizens.
On behalf of Xavier and Carolyn Serrano and their beautiful children, we thank you for your support. Any donation is truly appreciated. Every penny donated will go directly and solely to Xavier, Carolyn and their children.
Xavier is still not able to work. He still has no feeling in his left hand from the injuries sustained from the bullet going through his hand. He still has a bullet in his back area that he can feel and hopes the Dr. will be able to remove soon. Please keep Officer Xavier and his young family in your prayers as he weathers this storm. He is am 8 year veteran with the Fort Worth TX Police Department and loves his job as an officer.
Xavier is home with his family. He goes to the doctor on Tuesday to see if his thumb is healing correctly. We are hoping he does not have to have more surgery on his hand but the doctors are expecting to do at least one more surgery. He is finding there are a lot of things that are difficult to do with just one hand but he knows how blessed he is. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.