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‘He leaves a great legacy’: Former Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio laid to rest

4 months 6 days 2 hours ago Thursday, January 20 2022 Jan 20, 2022 January 20, 2022 10:35 PM January 20, 2022 in News - Local

Hundreds of law enforcement officers honored former Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio on Thursday.

Lucio died early Monday morning, surrounded by family and friends.

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“He leaves a great legacy behind him,” Willacy County Sheriff Joe Salazar said. “A legacy of service and devotion to [the] community.”

"He was a great mentor," said Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra. "I know that when we always went to conferences, he was very, very well-respected." 

Lucio was laid to rest in his hometown of San Benito. Valley sheriffs were among those chosen to carry the sheriff to his final resting place.

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