Fifty Officers Cheer On The Son Of A Fallen Officer At Football Game


Corporal Jose "Speedy" Espericueta was killed in the line of duty on June 20, shot when responding to a domestic dispute.

He was a 13-year veteran of the Mission Police Department.

Before his death, Espericueta reportedly asked his friends to take care of his family if anything should happen to him.

Around 50 uniformed officers from across the South Texas region traveled to McAllen, Texas on Saturday to watch Espericueta’s son, Joaquin and his Cathey Middle School football seventh-grade team in action.


Officer Javier Lara said “we made a promise to the family that we're gonna be there for special events." The City of Mission on their official twitter account posted pics of the officers watching the game, writing “Mission officers vowed to take care of Cpl. Espericueta's family. They kept that promise as they showed up for Joaquin's 1st football game. Speedy's son was named honorary capt. So many officers & city leaders were there to support! #ThisIsForSpeedy”.

Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez said, " It's an important day for him, his mom and his sister and it's an important day for us as part of his extended family....This would have been Speedy's place, to be here with his son...He loved his job. He was one of the good guys, he had a passion for it. He was a man who put on his vest and the badge with pride every day. He was committed to his job and to his family."

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