Crown Hill Cemetery presented Troxell and his dad with a $1,000 check Thursday afternoon.
Troxell said he has already raised almost $16,000.
He decided to start the fundraiser after Officer Perry Renn was killed in the line of duty. Renn was a friend of Troxell’s dad, who is also an IMPD officer.
"Each plate cost approximately $225. Each police officer needs 2 plates (front and back). We want to raise money for IMPD (Indianapolis Metro Police Department). We are hoping to raise enough money to buy a set of plates for each of the officers on Perry's shift," Troxell's gofundme page said.