More Than $500,000 Raised for Texas Cop Killed at Gas Station

PHOTO: This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriffs Office shows sheriffs deputy Darren Goforth who was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP
This undated photo provided by the Harris County Sheriff's Office shows sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth who was fatally shot Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Goforth, was pumping gas into his vehicle when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press.

Fundraising efforts for the family of the police officer who was shot at a gas station outside Houston have raised more than $500,000.

Deputy Darren Goforth of the Harris County Sheriff's Office was killed at a gas station in Cypress, Texas, in an apparent unprovoked attack on Aug. 28. Authorities said he was pumping gas into his car when he was shot 15 times.

Goforth was laid to rest on Friday.

PHOTO: People can be seen gathering around Deputy Goforths shrine at the Chevron gas station where he was fatally shot in this screen grab on Sept. 6, 2015.KTRK
People can be seen gathering around Deputy Goforth's shrine at the Chevron gas station where he was fatally shot in this screen grab on Sept. 6, 2015.

A GoFundMe site has raised more than $307,771 in the past nine days. As of Monday afternoon, 4,396 people have donated to the page. The site, started by another deputy from the sheriff's office, Brandon Herlong, states that all proceeds from that fundraiser will go toward Goforth's wife and children.

"He was a husband, father, friend, and amazing person," Herlong wrote on the page. "He certainly did not deserve to have this happen to him. I can't think of a time I saw him when he wasn't smiling."

Herlong could not be reached for comment.

Another fundraising effort has taken place at the Chevron gas station where Goforth was killed. Fundraising at the gas station has raised about $232,000, according to ABC affiliate WFAA.

One of Goforth's family members told ABC News that the family is aware of the GoFundMe page and the effort to raise money at the gas station where the crime took place. He called the efforts a "wonderful thing" and said the family is grateful for the outpouring of support. He declined to comment further.

PHOTO: Harris County Sheriffs Deputy Darren Goforths casket is seen following his funeral at Second Baptist Church on Sept. 4, 2015, in Houston, Texas.Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images
Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth's casket is seen following his funeral at Second Baptist Church on Sept. 4, 2015, in Houston, Texas.

The 100 Club, which offers financial support to the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty, is also involved in efforts to support Goforth's family.

PHOTO: Family members console Kathleen Goforth, the widow of Harris County Sherrif Deputy Darren Goforth, following his funeral at Second Baptist Church on Sept. 4, 2015, in Houston, Texas. Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images
Family members console Kathleen Goforth, the widow of Harris County Sherrif Deputy Darren Goforth, following his funeral at Second Baptist Church on Sept. 4, 2015, in Houston, Texas.

"I have been in and around law enforcement for many years, this is one of the largest outpourings of support I have ever seen," Rick Hartley, president of the 100 Club, told WFAA.