Several local businesses in the Borderland show the community mourns El Paso County Sheriff Deputy Herrera’s death.
Some shops are offering services to the community in which they will donate proceeds to the Herrera family.
Premier Uniform and Tactical Gear sells uniforms and equipment to law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics and security guards. The operations manager, Hector Ayala tells KTSM how he wanted to help in this time of loss.
“We feel the loss because they are part of our everyday friends and customers and that’s the least we could do,“ Ayala said.
Deputy Herrera was a client at Premier Uniform, so in his honor the business is selling T-shirts and donating the proceeds to his family.
“People are buying them in memory of him so, so far we’ve sold a lot,“ Ayala said.
They’re also providing name plates in his honor for the funeral services.
“The Sheriff’s department is giving them to the people as they come in to the funeral, so we’re making a lot of these nametags,“ Ayala said.
In West El Paso at Montecillo, the Drip Drive is also providing a fundraiser on Saturday, March
30, in Deputy Herrera’s honor.
“All of our proceeds that we make from the store will be donated to the family from Saturday,“ Drip Drive business owner Ashley Nahle said.
Nahle says they are providing IV vitamin hydration, B-12 shots and oxygen drips in the store, where 100 percent of those profits go to the Herrera family. However, she says they are accepting plain donations as well if you don’t want to purchase a service.
“We’ve already gotten a phone call from someone from out of town that just wanted to send me a Venmo donation so it’s really cool to see people come together to support something,“ Nahle said.
The business owners say the community is shaken by this death and just want to do something to help.
“We need to stand behind these guys we need to be behind, they take care of us, we need to be behind them that’s all I can tell you,“ Ayala said.
“Everyone hurts for this family regardless if you knew the person or not, everyone, it touched everybody’s homes, he just got married, you know, it’s a sad situation,“ Nahle said.
Drip Drive’s fundraising event is Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. located at 110 Montecillo.
Premier Uniform and Tactical Gear is located at 4121 Montana Ave.
The funeral services for Deputy Herrera is set for 11 a.m. Friday at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, 12200 Vista Del Sol Dr.