Valley Law Enforcement Agencies, Cities Express Condolences for Loss of Mission Officer
WESLACO – On Thursday night, a Mission police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty; the suspect is in custody.
The shooting happened near Business 83 and Stewart Road around 8 p.m.
Police say the Cpl. Jose “Speedy” Espericueta was responding to a person waving him down due to concerns of a man carrying a weapon.
Several police departments, cities and other agencies across the Rio Grande Valley are taking to social media to express their condolences to the officer’s loved ones and the Mission Police Department.
We’re devastated. It’s w/the deepest sadness we share with you we lost one of our own. Our officer was shot when he was waved down for a suspect with a weapon. He gave his life protecting us. There are no words to explain how heartbroken we are as a community— City of Mission, TX (@CityOfMissionTX) June 21, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences to the Mission Police Department. https://t.co/MaTsxwF8LD— WeslacoPolice (@WeslacoPD) June 21, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with @CityOfMissionTX Police Department, family, friends, and co- workers during this difficult time. ????????— TxDPS - South Texas Region (@TxDPSSouth) June 21, 2019
The City of McAllen sends its condolences. May the officer Rest In Peace. ?? https://t.co/kVWGwX0Zfh— City of McAllen, TX (@CityofMcAllen) June 21, 2019
Our deepest condolences on this terrible loss. We ask for prayers for his family, his department and the city of mission. https://t.co/5v1l3v6z1R— Chief Juan Gonzalez (@chief_gonzalez) June 21, 2019
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