Brothers remember fallen police officer father as they look to rebuild memorial

El Paso News
Some local brothers are on a mission to rebuild and restore a fallen officer memorial in Northeast El Paso.
 
Christopher and Eloy Serna’s father is memorialized there.
 
“He was a rolemodel,” Christopher Serna said. “I was six-years-old when I heard the news he passed away.”
 
Their father’s name, Ernesto Serna, is etched into stone memorialized forever at the Chuck Heinrich Memorial. 
 
“It hits home everytime,” Eloy Serna said. “When you come out during Police Week, we see famlies and we have a special bond.”
 
The brothers have taken on caring for the memorial along with the El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association. Each engraved name meaning the world to so many. 
 
Christopher and Eloy Serna stepping into their father’s boots, now they are also serving as El Paso Police officers. 
 
“The uniform hasn’t changed since back then so when we put the uniforms on we get a glimpse of him,” Christopher Serna said.
 
The El Paso Fallen Officers Memorial Foundation is holding its 2019 3rd Annual El Paso Fallen Officers Memorial Car Show will be held April 6th at Southwest University Diesel Shop located at 6500 Montana. 
 
It will also hold a run scheduled for May. 
 
For updates, check into the Facebook  for the El Paso Fallen Officers Memorial Foundation .
 
 
 

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