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State Senator Pete Flores honors fallen officer from COVID

© Infórmate, JGL – Texas Senator Pete Flores honored the life and service of Eagle Pass Peace Officer Santos Hernandez who lost his life to Covid-19.

Senator Flores met with Officer Hernandez’s wife Irene V. Hernandez on Thursday where he presented her with a Senate Proclamation in Memory of Santos Hernandez.

“WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas joins the citizens of Eagle Pass in mourning the loss of officer Santos Hernandez, who died August 16, 2020; and WHEREAS, known for his easy smile, his positive spirit, and his sincere concern for others, Santos Hernandez led a rewarding life of public service as a highly respected and much-beloved law
enforcement officer; and WHEREAS
Officer Hernandez began his career in law enforcement as a member of the Maverick County Sheriff’s Department; he went on to serve for many years in the Eagle Pass Police Department, and after retiring from the force, he joined the Eagle Pass Independent School District Police Department in 2018; and WHEREAS, Officer Hernandez was a welcome presence at Eagle Pass Junior High School, where he managed his day-to-day responsibilities with care and a joyful spirit; he was noted for his eagerness to help others, and he was a source of inspiration and strength to the school’s staff and students; and WHEREAS A devoted husband and father and a cherished servant of the Eagle Pass community, Santos Hernandez met each day with grace and exceptional courage, traits that persisted through his hard-fought battle with COVID-19, he was a treasured citizen, and he will long be remembered with respect and admiration by all who were privileged to share in his life; now,
therefore, be it PROCLAIMED, That the Senate of the State of Texas hereby extend sincere condolences to the bereaved family of Santos Hernandez; and, be it further PROCLAIMED, That a copy of this Proclamation be prepared for his family as an expression of the deepest sympathy from the Texas Senate.”

Mrs. Hernandez thanked Senator Flores for recognizing her beloved husband who was a rock and the true words defining a peace officer.

“Yesterday Texas State Senate
Pete Flores, presented me with a
Senate Proclamation in memory of Santos Hernandez. I would like to thank the Texas Senate for honoring my husband, with this proclamation that describes Santos as a person. He will forever be missed,” stated Mrs Hernandez.

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