Student’s school project honors late El Paso sheriff’s deputy


One El Paso elementary student designed one of her school projects in honor of a fallen El Paso County sheriff’s deputy.

Jaylin, 11, created a model car as part of her school’s racing activity. As part of the exercise, each student was required to design their own vehicles with their favorite themes.

Jaylin, a daughter of a sergeant in the department, decided to create hers to honor Deputy Peter Herrera, who was killed in the line of duty last month.

The fourth grader’s car was modeled after Herrera’s real-life unit, and even included his badge number, 4928, on its sides.

“I’m dedicated to police officers!” Jaylin wrote on the back of the car.

Jaylin’s creation didn’t win, but placed third in the design category.

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