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Two McAllen police officers killed in the line of duty, officials say

The department is mourning the loss of Officer I. Chavez and Officer E. Garza

MCALLEN, Texas – Two McAllen police officers were killed in the line of duty on Saturday, according to officials.

The department posted on Facebook, and said they are mourning the loss of Officer I. Chavez and Officer E. Garza.

Our condolences to the families of our fallen brothers and the McAllen Police Department. We are deeply sadden by this tragedy and will continue to keep you in our prayers.

Posted by McAllen ISD Police Department on Saturday, July 11, 2020

In a brief statement, the department said, “Our condolences to the families of our fallen brothers and the McAllen Police Department. We are deeply sadden by this tragedy and will continue to keep you in our prayers.”

According to the Jourdanton Police Department, both of the officers were shot during an exchange with a suspect. The suspect was also shot during the incident.

Officials said both of the officers were rushed to area hospitals but they later succumbed to their injuries.

Keeping our McAllen, Texas colleagues at the forefront of our thoughts today after two MPD officers were shot this...

Posted by Jourdanton Police Department on Saturday, July 11, 2020

Attorney General Ken Paxton issued this statement on the tragic shooting in McAllen.

“The hearts of every Texan are broken tonight as two of our finest in the City of McAllen Police Department have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We are praying for our frontline heroes in McAllen and around the state. This office stands ready to assist however we can.”

This is a developing story and we’ll bring more updates as they become available.


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