El Paso law enforcement officers escort fallen deputy’s daughter to school

El Paso News

Three days following the funeral of fallen El Paso County sheriff’s deputy Peter Herrera, the community is continuing to support his family.

Local law enforcement officers, including deputies, police, and Border Patrol, escorted Herrera’s daughter into school Monday morning.

“Way to show that we will never forget!” the El Paso County Sheriff’s Officers Association wrote in a Facebook post.

As KTSM previously reported, Herrera died on March 24 after being shot during a traffic stop in San Elizario.

Residents of El Paso and beyond rallied together in support of the deputy, from blood drives to fundraising.

“You know he’s up there and he’s taking care of us and we’re just going to keep on going strong,” Deputy Omar Gonzalez told KTSM at Herrera’s funeral. “You know we still have a job to do and we’re going to remember him forever he’s not going to be forgotten, he’s going to be remembered.”

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