Flags in El Paso County will soon be flown at half-staff in honor of the local sheriff’s deputy who died after being shot during a traffic stop last week.
As KTSM reported, Deputy Peter Herrera died Sunday evening from the multiple gunshot wounds he suffered on Friday.
County Judge Ricardo Samaniego filed the flag request to Governor Greg Abbott, which he approved Monday afternoon.
According to a letter written by Abbott, individuals, businesses, municipalities, counties, and political subdivisions may all fly flags at half-staff until the day after Herrera’s funeral.
“The First Lady and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Herrera family, the staff of El Paso County, as well as the entire El Paso community on this loss,” Abbott wrote in the letter.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Herrera family is “grateful for the outpouring support and love they have received locally and nationwise”.
The family also requests for any correspondence to be sent to the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters located at 3850 Justice.