Funeral arrangements announced for Sgt. Nick Risner

Published: Oct. 3, 2021 at 4:27 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2021 at 3:51 PM CDT
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SHEFFIELD, Ala. (WAFF) - Funeral arrangements were announced on Tuesday for Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner.

The funeral is set to take place at Faith Church on Friday, Oct. 8. Private family time will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Public visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sgt. Risner’s funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. The service will be open to the public. Faith Church is located at 3601 Florence Boulevard.

WAFF will release more details as we learn more.

Sgt. Risner was injured in a shootout on Oct. 1, he died the next morning at Huntsville Hospital. Many people in the community have come out and said that Risner has helped them when they needed it most.

A fundraiser on GoFundMe has been set up for the family of Sheffield Police officer Sgt. Nick Risner.

The fundraiser has already reached its goal of $5,000. As of now, it has raised more than $8,000 for the fallen officer’s family. The fundraiser’s page says the money will be used to help the family pay for any medical bills and funeral expenses.

If you would like to also donate, you can visit the page here.

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