A young Douglas County deputy was shot and killed in a "ambush attack" on New Year's Eve.

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29-year-old Zackari Parrish, who had been with the department just seven months, leaves behind a wife and two young children.

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The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has released an official, legitimate fund for those who would like to donate in his memory.

Donations can be made through the Fallen Officer Fund; 100 percent of that money goes to officers and their families. There is a small fee for PayPal, but noting for checks or cash.

Follow this link to donate.

9NEWS has seen a GoFundMe set up in memory of Deputy Parrish. The sheriff's office told 9NEWS that the family is comfortable with GoFundMe donations made to one, verified account. However, GoFundMe takes 2.9 percent of the donation for "payment processing," plus 30 cents per donation for a credit card processing fee. So, less donation money is given to the family.

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Additionally, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said it cannot confirm any other donation websites are legitimate, other than the Fallen Officer Fund.