RAW VIDEO: Oldest son speaks at Richmond officer's memorial

RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- The oldest son of Officer Gus Vegas, Joe Vegas, spoke at his father's public memorial service on Friday, February 19, 2016.

He started with, "I'm his oldest son. When I was born, I was born before my mom and dad got married. So I don't know if it was custom, but I didn't get his last name. And it's kind of always been like that. He never made me change it, never pressured me to change it. When I got older, I think it was his last birthday, I legally changed it to Vegas and I surprised him on his birthday. So my name is Joe Vegas, Officer Vegas was my father. I can't explain to you right now how proud I am to say that."

Click here for full coverage on Richmond Officer Gus Vegas.

A GoFundMe account has been set to the help the Vegas family. For more information, click here.

Also, the Richmond Police Officers' Association has created an account at Mechanics Bank in Officer Vegas' memory. All donations will go towards helping the Vegas family.

Mechanics Bank
Routing number: 121102036
Account number: 041305213
Richmond POA in memory of Gus Vegas
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