The City of Eagle Pass held its annual proclamation/ceremony honoring National Police Officers week on Monday May 14, 2018.
During the event,various police officers were recognized for their hard work, dedication keeping the peace in our beautiful city.
Eagle Pass Mayor Ramsey E. Cantu presented the Police Department with a proclamation honoring national police officers week
“We are thankful for your dedication to keeping us safe.” said Cantu
E. P. Police Chief Albert Guajardo welcome all in attendance including officers from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers office ,Eagle Pass Police Department officers, Maverick County Sheriff department, and U.S. Border Patrol from around the region to the event.
Guajardo acknowledged various peace officers for their dedication to the community. Among those officers was EPPD officer Rigoberto Covarrubias who Guajardo named Police Officer of the Year.
Guajardo elaborated on a incident where Officer Covarrubias was fired upon by an assailant at least 5 times. “ One of the worst feelings is thinking that one of your officers has gone down(shot) . He had caught up to the assailant and had cornered him and was fired upon along with other officers. Officer Covarrubias along with the other officers were able to end the standoff and detain the subject. Officer Covarrubias is our 2018 Police Officer of the Year for his outstanding service and putting himself in the line of fire.”
Chief Guajardo acknowledged various officers for their work with a presentation of plaques including Communications Dispatcher Marcos Maldonado,Senior Police Officer Humberto Garza Jr, Detective Hazel Diaz, Senior Officer Luis Mauricio, Senior Officer Henry Cardona (28 years), Detective Ricardo Sanchez , Senior Detective Hector Blanco, Detective Adolfo Garza, Officer Santiago Nava, K-9 Officer Ruben Velasquez, Lieutenant Aldo Escamilla, and Officer Juan Balderas.