Police Come To First Football Game Of Fallen Officer’s Son

Texas police Corporal Jose “Speedy” Espericueta was really looking forward to watching his 13-year-old son play in his first football game, but he was killed in the line of duty in June and never got the chance.

But when his son, Joaquin, took the field in his first seventh grade game, officers were there from the Mission Police Department, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and they formed a “sea of law enforcement” in the stands to support the teen.

"We made a promise to the family that we're gonna be there for special events," Officer Javier Lara explains. "Being the first football game, we gathered agencies from across the valley to let him know that we're still there, even though his dad's not."


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