LOOK: Texas Tech lights up stadium in honor of fallen police officer

Texas Tech football paid tribute to a university police officer who died this week.

Officer Floyd East Jr. was shot and killed at the campus police station Monday night. To honor his memory, Jones AT&T Stadium lit up blue on Tuesday night. The football program shared pictures of the stadium on Twitter.

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Jones AT&T Stadium (Texas Tech Football/Twitter)
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Jones AT&T Stadium (Texas Tech Football/Twitter)

Earlier in the day, Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury offered his sympathy for East’s family at his weekly press conference.

“I’d like to offer our condolences of the family of the fallen officer and the entire Texas Tech police department. We obviously work closely with those guys at Texas Tech PD and it’s a tough situation for everybody involved,” Kingsbury said, according to the Avalanche-Journal’s Nicholas Talbot. “We greatly appreciate the immediate response and communication from our university and all the law enforcement agencies involved that allowed us to be safe. … Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family at this time.”

A university held a memorial service for East Tuesday, where thousands of students, faculty and community members came to pay their respects.

East is survived by his wife Carmen and his two daughters, Ana and Monica.

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