In June of this year, Pennie and Rick Zamarripa made a pitch before Dallas County leaders for approval of a $500,000 bronze statue of a police officer hugging a woman and child. The Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation is raising money to build the statue and place it downtown. During the meeting, County Judge Clay Jenkins asked his staff to add a link directing people to donate to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation on his page on the county’s official website. The link is there today.After Zamarripa’s mother and girlfriend found out about the statue, they were incensed that they had not been told about it. Patrick’s mother, Valerie Zamarripa, wrote on the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation Facebook page: “Sgt. Pennie is not a man of his word. He has done nothing except kiss Rick Zamarripa’s butt to get rich and famous off of my son’s death. ... he promised to keep us informed, but never has. ... This is my son too!”“Where is all the … [Read more...] about DPD sergeant collected millions for fallen officers. A fraction went to the families.