EDINBURG, TX — Today, Senator Juan “Chuy” sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott requesting an order for flags in the Rio Grande Valley to be flown at half-staff in honor of the life and public service of City of McAllen police officers Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez, who were shot and killed in the line of duty on July 11, 2020.
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Our community is mourning the senseless and tragic shooting of officers Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez who lost their lives working to keep our community safe. We are forever indebted to their service and owe an immeasurable debt to their families for their suffering, pain, and heartache caused by the loss of their loved one. This request to Governor Abbott is to show our respect and to honor the lives and public service of officers Garza and Chavez.”
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa proudly represents the counties of Nueces, Jim Wells, Brooks, and Hidalgo (part). Senator Hinojosa served as the Senate President Pro Tempore of the Texas Senate in the 84th Texas Legislature. Senator Hinojosa currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, and Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting, and serves on the Senate Committees on Natural Resources & Economic Development; Transportation; Property Tax; and Agriculture.