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El Paso Police Memorial at Chuck Heinrich Park
Star on Franklin Mountain lit Blue in May
In memory of our Fallen Heroes
EPMPOA Members visiting with Jase M. Canales at
University Medical Center
EPMPOA President Ron Martin and Lily Limon, City Rep. Dist #3
Being presented with campaign contribution check
City Rep. Dist. #3 Lily Limon w/ parents of Fallen Officer David Ortiz
at April 2017 EPMPOA General Membership Meeting
Fallen Officer: Detective Frank J. Burns
End of Watch: April 12, 1923 - "Forget Not His Sacrifice"

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EPMPOA & C.O.P.S. Announce Endorsements for May City Elections
Greetings! What a couple of months we've had on the PAC committee!  This election cycle has kept us very busy with interviews and vetting candidates for the upcoming May Uniform Election.  The PAC Committee, in conjunction with the Coalition of Public Safety, held interviews on Friday March 3rd and Friday March 10th with several candidates seeking our endorsement. Read More...
Download: Early_Voting_Stations.pdf
2017 EPMPOA Fallen Officers Memorial Car Show
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association will host the inaugural Fallen Officers Memorial Car Show on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  The event will be held at Hooters Restaurant, 1170 Sunmount Dr. near Cielo Vista Mall.  Registration and set up begins at 8:30 AM and the car show and judging will start at 10:00 AM. Read More...
Download: CarShowRegForm.pdf
Time to Apply for EPMPOA Ben Ayala Scholarships
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association reminds members that the period to submit applications for the EPMPOA Ben Ayala Scholarships is here. All graduating high school seniors who are sons/daughters of association members in good standing are eligible to apply. Read More...

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El Paso police shoot man during traffic stop

An El Paso police officer shot a man who allegedly took out a handgun during a traffic stop late Wednesday in the Northeast, a police spokesman said. The wounded man was taken to University Medical Center of El Paso. His condition was unknown. The shooting occurred soon after 11:40 p.m.
"We Remember" Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas - In El Paso

The El Paso Police Department along with the U.S. Border Patrol (El Paso Sector) will host the “We Remember” Memorial Bicycle Trek Across Texas on Thursday, April 20, 2017.   Everyone is invited to participate with the Trek Riders for a bicycle ride beginning at 1:30 PM at Bill Burnett Dr. and Gateway West Blvd. (located between Eastlake and Joe Battle in far east El Paso).
Indebted to Some Very Brave People
By Paul Kelly, President, San Jose POA In the past, I don’t remember a lot of “Good Samaritan” stories in which law enforcement officers were helped or saved by citizens doing the right thing. But I am happy and grateful to say this year seems to be different.
In reversal, El Paso officer to be on memorial
The name of an El Paso police motorcycle officer killed while escorting a funeral will be added to the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial next month after initially being excluded. Officer Adrian Arellano, 39, was killed when his police motorcycle was hit by a car while working off-duty escorting a funeral procession on March 18, 2015.
Texas deputy constable fatally shot; suspect at large
A local law enforcement leader is dead after being shot behind the Baytown courthouse about 7 a.m. Monday, police said. The suspected shooter remains at large, leading to a lockdown in the area. Clint Greenwood, assistant chief deputy with the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable's Office, was arriving to work when someone opened fire on him.
El Paso detective creates rescue for pets involved in animal-cruelty cases
At three years old, Kona has experienced enough pain to last a lifetime. The Shar-pei mix was found on the streets of Juarez, Mexico after being hit by a car. After losing the use of his two front legs, the dog had been dragging himself along so long that bone was exposed. His injuries were so far gone that a vet made the decision to amputate Kona's front legs.
Senate OKs bills in response to Dallas police shootings
Responding to the shooting deaths of five Dallas police officers last July, the Texas Senate on Monday unanimously approved five pieces of legislation, including efforts to provide better bulletproof vests and give financial help to the families of officers killed on duty.
Family and friends remember El Paso police Officer David Ortiz
 For many who knew police Officer David Ortiz it's almost unbelievable a year has gone by since he died. For Ortiz's family the death is still fresh in their hearts.
Allen: Police don’t want immigration duties

El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen says his department isn’t interested in taking on federal immigration enforcement duties. That’s what he told about 100 people at last Wednesday’s Central Business Association luncheon.
20 Years After the North Hollywood Shootout, Echoes of the Terror Remain
LAPD Officer James Zboravan was two months and eight days out of the police academy when he faced a barrage of machine-gun fire, shot and wounded a bank robber and dove across unarmored officers to shield them with his bulletproof vest. He was shot four times before leaping through an exploding glass doorway. “There was no time to be scared. It’s not a macho thing.
Funeral Services for Retired Detective Alfredo "Freddie" Bonilla

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Alfredo "Freddie" Bonilla #52.  He passed away at the age of 80.     (Ret.) Detective Bonilla served the El Paso community as a peace officer for many years.      Funeral Services for (Ret.
Public safety one of many goals for 2020, says El Paso leaders
El Paso officials gathered Thursday to discuss how the city will grow within the next 3 years. Public safety made its way to the front of discussions. City council, the mayor and the city manager gathered with the heads of all city departments to break down the 20 key projects and goals it has for the next three years.
Feds, Texas Police Search for Suspect Who Opened Fire on Officers
A suspect wanted in a federal manhunt opened fire on law enforcement Tuesday. According to, local and state law enforcement joined a federal manhunt for the suspect and attempted to take the man into custody in a restaurant parking lot. The suspect resisted and opened fire on police. One bullet went through a glass pane of the restaurant, but no one was injured.
Union will not back El Paso police officers charged with sexual assault
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association does not back officers who are facing criminal charges, with minor exceptions. ABC-7 spoke with union President Sgt. Ron Martin after two El Paso police officers were charged with sexual assault.
Study: Stress Can Leave Police Officers More Vulnerable to Disease
For most people, cortisol, the vital hormone that controls stress, increases when they wake up. It’s the body’s way of preparing us for the day.
Woman accused of injuring El Paso police officer in drunken crash denies allegation

A woman accused of driving while intoxicated and injuring an El Paso police officer says she is not guilty. Sherry Lorraine Rodriguez pleaded not guilty in court on Wednesday. Rodriguez is accused of crashing into a police vehicle and seriously injuring Officer Andy Rodriguez in December.
Photos, videos: Cops, demonstrators across the US connect during Women's March
Cops, demonstrators across the US connect during Women's March On Saturday, millions of people across the nation and abroad gathered together to march for women's rights in one of the largest demonstrations in United States history.
Funeral Services for (Ret.) Det. Ramon Macias

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Ramon Macias #254.  He passed away on January 14, 2017 at the age of 84.     (Ret.) Detective Macias served the El Paso community as a peace officer for thirty-two (32) years.  He was commissioned in February of 1956 and retired in June of 1989.
Defense Attorney: Perry under the influence when he crashed into officer's motorcycle

The man who allegedly rammed into an El Paso Police motorcycle officer, killing him, accepted a 40 year plea deal from the district attorney Tuesday. ABC-7 has learned from defense attorney Joe Spencer that John Paul Perry, 45, was under the influence of Xanex and heroin the day he collided with Officer Ortiz's motorcycle. Spencer maintains the crash was an accident.
Limited funding for EPPD causes shortage of officers, long response time
The El Paso Police Department has been facing a major shortage in officers for several years now, according to the President of the Municipal Police Officers Association Ron Martin. Martin says the department currently has 1,031 officers. The same amount of officers the department had almost 20-years ago.
More Texas police officers killed on duty this year than any other state
Texas tops list for most officer deaths "He was at a red light just minding his own business, when some guy rammed into him, killing him. He was just doing his job"   Sgt. Ron Martin remembers the moment his friend and fellow officer David Ortiz was killed on duty. It was March 14th, 2016. Ortiz was struck and killed by a car while stopped at a red light.
Officer Investigating DWI Crash Gets Hit by Another Intoxicated Driver

Early on Friday morning, December 9, 2016, an El Paso Police officer was hit by a patrol car that was struck from behind by a drunk driver as the officer was conducting a field sobriety test on a driver from a previous collision.  The incident occurred in the 11200 block of Montana Ave. near George Dieter Dr.
KFOX14 Investigates: City facing critical shortage of police officers
EL PASO, Texas — In the city of El Paso, calls for help are taking hours to be answered and it all comes down to one thing: not enough police officers. El Paso police are facing a critical officer shortage. KFOX14’s Chief Investigative Reporter Genevieve Curtis got to see a side to El Paso police we haven’t seen before.
60 law enforcement officers fatally shot this year, 20 in ambushes, report says
A total of 60 law enforcement officers have died in firearms-related incidents in 2016, marking a 67 percent  increase since 2015, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reported.  Citing a preliminary report from January 1 through November 23, the organization said that Texas has seen the most fatalities this year with 18.  So far, 130 officers have died nationwide.
Police loosen standards for accepting recruits
By Dave Collins and Lisa Maria Pane Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to attract more people to their ranks.
Police identify man shot by officer Saturday; allegedly lunged at officer with knife
A police officer responding to a "suicide in progress" call shot a man who lunged at him with a knife, police officials said Monday. The shooting involving the officer happened shortly before 2 p.m. Saturday on the 100 block of S. Glenwood.
What to do during a Traffic Stop

Suspect In Officer Deaths Has History Of Racial Provocations
A white man with a history of racial provocations and confrontations with police ambushed and fatally shot two white officers in separate attacks as they sat in their patrol cars, authorities said.
Americans' Respect for Police Surges
Three in four Americans (76%) say they have "a great deal" of respect for the police in their area, up 12 percentage points from last year. Gallup has asked this question nine times since 1965. The percentage who say they respect the police is significantly higher now than in any measurement taken since the 1990s and is just one point below the high of 77% recorded in 1967.
Shooting Deaths of Law Enforcement Officers Increase 50 Percent
Gunfire deaths of law enforcement personnel in the line of duty have increased 50 percent this year, according to nationwide statistics compiled on the Officer Down Memorial Page.  The 42nd death occurred Wednesday, October 5, 2016, in Lancaster, where Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Steve Owen was fatally shot while responding to a burglary call.
El Paso Primetime - Interview with Police Chief Greg Allen

El Paso Police Department Chief Greg Allen recently appeared as a guest on El Paso Primetime, a radio show hosted by Richard Dayoub.  Listen to the interview as Mr. Dayoub talks with Chief Allen about El Paso's Safe City status, the aging police force, traffic safety, and much more. KTEP 88.
Funeral Services for Alamogordo PD Officer Clint Corvinus

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the famiy, colleagues and friends of Officer Clint Corvinus of the Alamogordo, NM Department of Public Safety (Police Department), who died in the line of duty after being shot on Friday, September 2, 2016.
Funeral Services for Retired Detective Andres Carrillo

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Detective Andres "Andy" Carrillo #154.  He passed away on August 30, 2016 at the age of 78.     (Ret.) Detective Carrillo served the El Paso community as a peace officer for thirty-one (31) years.  He was commissioned in February of 1966 and retired in March of 1997.
Report: 9/11 first responders show memory problems
Report: 9/11 first responders show memory problems Cognitive impairment, long considered a leading risk factor for Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, has been detected in a significant proportion of people who served as first responders during the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Stony Brook University researchers have found.
Funeral Services for Retired D/C "Lupe" Dominguez

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Deputy Chief Guadalupe "Lupe" Dominguez #35 at the age of 84.     (Ret.
Cops Helping Kids - "Back to School" Events

El Paso Cops Helping Kids will host a "Back to School" event on Friday, September 2, 2016 to assist school children from the Canutillo Independent School District. The backback giveaway event begins at 8:00 AM and will take place at the Westside Regional Command Center, 4801 Osborne Dr.
Hatch, NM Police Officer Shot and Killed

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the famiy, colleagues and friends of Officer Jose Chavez of the Hatch, NM Police Department, who died in the line of duty after he was shot in the neck on Friday, August 12, 2016.
Funeral Services for Retired Sgt. Louis Rey

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of retired Sergeant Louis Rey #85 at the age of 89.     (Ret.) Sergeant Rey served the El Paso community as a peace officer with the El Paso Police Department for 20 years.  He was commissioned in February of 1960 and retired in February of 1980.
El Paso police association: Back EPPD without threats

The president of the El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association, Sgt. Ron Martin encourages El Pasoans to support El Paso's finest with level heads and without threats. This comes days after Sparrow's Spirits and Pies received several threats after an anti-police song reportedly played in the restaurant as officers sat down for a meal.
Sparrow’s apologizes after anti-police song plays in restaurant
Sparrow’s Spirits and Pies in downtown El Paso is under fire after an anti-police song by rap group N.W.A played in its restaurant as officers sat down for a meal.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces Police Protection Act

Governor Greg Abbott today announced an effort to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers – the Police Protection Act.
At slain Baton Rouge officer's funeral, calls for respect and unity
When protests erupted here over a black man's killing during a struggle with two white police officers, Baton Rouge police officer Matthew Gerald made a promise to an old friend who urged him to be careful. Baton Rouge's mayor and police chief hailed Gerald as a hero who proudly served his country during three tours in Iraq before joining the police force nine months ago.
Statement from El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen

Monday, July 11, 2016 The remarks I shared after Friday’s press conference were made during an emotional time, I hope everyone can respect that. I am a police officer first and foremost and it truly pains me any time an officer is killed. As Police Chief, the most difficult part of my job has been to notify wives, mothers, fathers and children that their loved one has been killed.
Mayor Leeser disappointed in local officials who criticized PD Chief Allen

El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser said Monday he is disappointed in local elected officials who criticized El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen over his comments about Black Lives Matter without speaking to the chief first. "You know, it's really important to get someone's viewpoint and understand where you are coming from," Leeser said, "I was very disappointed with the letter.
SPECIAL REPORT: Emergency response times in EP are twice national average

EL PASO, Texas - In an emergency, the public is trained to call 911. But what happens when you call and no one shows up? Several months ago, ABC-7 spoke with Steven Cottingham, an El Paso resident who said a police officer never showed up when he called to report an assault. ABC-7's I-Team learned El Paso police response times are twice the national average.
Calibre Press Street Survival Seminar

CLEAT and Calibre Press are proud to present an 8-hour Street Survival Class in El Paso on Tuesday, July 19, 2016.   This class is normally $139 to attend. But CLEAT is offering a limited number of FREE seats to our members.  Act now to save a seat. If you claim a free seat, you are expected to attend because we have committed to purchase these seats from Calibre Press.
Vermont State Trooper changes El Paso boy's life

EL PASO, Texas — Finding a companion for life can take some people their whole life. For one El Paso boy, he found his at the tender age of 4. Vermont State Trooper Nick Arlington has been part of the K-9 unit for two years. He has a German shepherd by the name of Maximus.
El Paso police officers begin 600-mile journey to Arlington

El Paso police officers are making a 600-mile journey to support Special Olympics. Fifteen officers began their run Sunday by carrying the "flame of hope" torch to the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics. The officers will around the clock and are expected to arrive in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday.
The thin blue line: police officers doing more with less

EL PASO, Texas — Every day, the men and women of the El Paso Police Department help keep the Sun City one of the safest in the country. Now, this thin blue line is wearing even thinner... with a staff as small as it was in the 1990's. CBS4's Ashley Cullinane sat down with former police officers to talk about the force of the past and the future of El Paso P.D.
EPPD Promotion Ceremony

The El Paso Police Department held a Promotions Ceremony on Monday, April 18, 2016 in the Karl McDonough Memorial Conference Room at the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center.
El Paso Police Holds Promotions Ceremony

The El Paso Police Department held a Promotions Ceremony on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the EPMPOA Memorial Hall, 3601 Rutherglen St. The El Paso Police Department promoted the following members: To Lieutenant:  Jason D. Johnson #2605 John Surface #2430 John Schneider #2352 John Lanahan III #1032 Tonya J. Shields #2516 To Sergeant:  Jason S.
Police investigating a shooting involving an EPPD officer in Northeast EP

The Crimes Against Persons Unit is investigating a shooting involving an El Paso police officer in northeast El Paso. Police told ABC-7 a woman called them at about 10:40 a.m. Monday to report what police called a domestic abuse situation. The woman said a man she was with fired a gun inside the home located on the 10900 block of Dizzy Dean.
Funeral Services for (Ret.) Lt. Lalo Balderrama

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces that retired Lieutenant Eulalio “Lalo” Balderrama #757 passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the age of 60.    (Ret.) Lieutenant Balderrama served the community as a peace officer with the El Paso Police Department for over 35 years, from June 1981 until his retirement in September of 2006.
Justices Rule First Amendment Protects Officer Demoted in Misunderstanding

WASHINGTON — It has long been established that public workers as a general matter may not be fired or demoted for speaking out on political topics. The Supreme Court on Tuesday (April 26, 2016) ruled on a case that involved a twist on that question: What if the official doing the demoting misunderstood what the worker had done.
Funeral Services for BPA Jose Barraza

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association extends its deepest condolences to the family - especially his wife Donna and sons Joey and Joshua, colleagues and friends of Border Patrol Agent Jose Barraza who passed away on Monday, April 18, 2016.   Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Agent Jose Barraza and the entire Border Patrol family.
Officer Involved Shooting in west El Paso

A 22-year old man was shot by officers who responded to a 9-1-1 call involving an armed suicidal subject who threatened to shoot the responding officers. Information was relayed to the officers that the subject claimed to be armed with an assault rifle and handguns.
Houston Deputy Constable Shot 4 Times, Expected To Recover
A deputy constable is expected to recover after undergoing several hours of surgery after he was shot four times while talking to another constable after a traffic stop, authorities said Thursday.  Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton was wearing a protective vest when he was shot at from behind about 11:20 p.m.
Trooper Mourned After Shooting At Busy Virginia Bus Station

A state trooper who was fatally shot at a busy bus terminal during a training exercise was mourned Friday in Virginia and in Michigan, where he grew up, as officials investigated what sparked the shooting.  A gunman shot Trooper Chad P. Dermyer, 37, multiple times Thursday in Richmond before he was killed by two other troopers, police said.
Man Charged with Capital Murder in Death of Officer

El Paso Police have charged the man who struck and killed Officer David Ortiz with Capital Murder.  The incident occurred on March 10, 2016 near the intersection of Lee Trevino and Vista Del Sol when 45 year old John Paul Perry was driving a 2006 Kia Optima and intentionally drove the vehicle into Officer Ortiz's police motorcycle while the officer was stopped for a red traffic signal.
Law Enforcement officers from different agencies gather at Mass for Officer Ortiz

SOCORRO, Texas — Hundreds packed Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Socorro Friday to pay their final respects to fallen El Paso police Officer David Ortiz. Law enforcement agencies involved in the mass include local departments, Houston Police Department, Dallas Police Department and police from Hobbs, New Mexico. Agencies came from across Texas and New Mexico.
Funeral Services for Fallen Officer David Ortiz

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers' Association is sad to announce that Officer David Ortiz #2614 passed away on Monday afternoon (March 14, 2016).
Man released from jail hours before killing Texas officer

The family of the man who they say fatally shot a Texas police officer described the 22-year-old as a drug addict who was released from jail the same day the shooting occurred. Jorge Antonio Gonzalez told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Wednesday that his son, Jorge Brian Gonzalez, was high on methamphetamine when he was jailed Monday for stealing money.
El Paso Police officers will be eligible for retirement this year

More than 230 El Paso police officers are eligible for retirement this year, after serving more than 20 years on the force. Sgt. Ron Martin said this is would a major public safety problem. "My biggest fear is 250 police officers retire within a year. That would decimate our department," Martin said. See the full story by Ashley Cullinane of KFOX TV-14 here.
Police Chaplain Volunteers 24/7

Sam Faraone is someone who accompanies police officers whenever they have to notify a family that their loved one has died. Read entire article by Diana Washington Valdez in the El Paso Times.
An Officer Who Trained for the Worst and Faced It

By RICK ROJAS DEC. 3, 2015 Lt. Mike Madden, right, was among the first at the scene of the San Bernardino shootings. SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — He had trained for active-shooter situations. He recalled the drills where trainers barraged officers with everything they could — sounds, bright lights, smells — to overwhelm them. When Lt.
El Paso Police Department faces officer shortage

According to the El Paso Police Department, its amount of sworn officers is the lowest since 1999, with 1,021 officers.  Sgt. Ron Martin added this number could get even smaller, with around 22 percent of officers eligible for retirement as early as March. “If they all decide to get tired of this job and say 'see ya,' El Paso is going to be hurt,” explained Martin.
EPMPOA Online Store is Active

VISIT THE NEW & IMPROVED EPMPOA ONLINE STORE Ever wonder what happened to your beloved Novelties?  Where did they go?  Where can I purchase items?  Well,  fret no more.  The EPMPOA has been working on the Online Store.  Your beloved novelties can now be purchased online and shipped to your home.
“This is About All the Cops You Don’t Read About”

The following is a transcript of Bob Schieffer’s weekly commentary from the April 19 broadcast of CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The best training to be a reporter or anything else is to work the police beat, because every story you cover is the worst moment in someone’s life.
Public Pensions are Not in Crisis

by Mike Pruger Fiscal crisis. Pensions on the chopping block. Change is coming. We see these doomsday statements in the news on a daily basis. Nothing engenders fear like a headline suggesting personal calamity.
Funeral Services for Retired Sergeant Ralph Coulter

The El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association sadly announces the passing of Retired Sergeant Ralph L. Coulter.    (Ret.) Sergeant Coulter served the El Paso community as a peace officer with the El Paso Police Department from March 1957 until his retirement in March of 1973.   Funeral Services for Ralph L.
El Paso Municipal Court Offers Amnesty for Citations
El Paso Municipal Court is offering an amnesty period for citations from now through Saturday March 5, 2016.  For all warrants, the court is waiving the 30-percent collection fee and the $50 fee, as well as delinquency and collection fees on parking citations.  El Paso Police will conduct a warrant roundup once the amnesty period ends.
City: Pedestrians won't be on Border Highway

Pedestrians will not be permitted to gather on the César Chávez Border Highway during Pope Francis’ visit to Juárez, city officials reiterated Monday. Read article by Elida S. Perez in the El Paso Times.
El Paso Police officer shortage at an all-time high

EL PASO, Texas – Thursday is the last chance for anyone who wants to become an El Paso police officer to turn in their application. The El Paso Police Department says the pressure to recruit is at an all-time high.
FBI's crime report to include more data on police shootings

The FBI will report more data on shootings involving police officers in the future, the head of the agency said on Monday as he released a report showing violent crime fell in 2014, continuing a 20-year trend.
More growth in Far East El Paso but will that include a new police station?
EL PASO, Texas - Now that El Paso's City Council approved the annexation of 310 acres in Far East El Paso -- much of which to be dedicated to home development -- ABC-7 is asking how the city plans to address safety and police patrols on that side of town. See the report by Stephanie Valle on KVIA ABC-7.
El Paso police name man suspected of killing woman, shooting officer
El Paso police officials have identified the people in connection with the killing of a woman and a shooting that wounded a police officer earlier this week. The suspected killer was identified as Frank Aparicio, 30, of the 12000 block of Sal Rasura Court in East El Paso, police said today.

"THE CHAPLAIN'S CORNER" - Police Chaplain Sam Faraone

Having served the El Paso Police Department as volunteer chaplain since 1992, I have profound respect for each of you and the service you provide.  I treasure the opportunity to know many of you personally having responded to incidents you were working, having provided support to you and your family when you experienced personal crises, being present when tragedy visits the department and visiting with you at EPMPOA meetings.  Although I work full time as a chaplain in the private sector, my goal is to be available to provide support and encouragement to the best of my ability for the members of this department.  Please know that my intention is never to proselytize or force religion upon you, but support you in the stressful work in which you are involved and stressful incidents you encounter on a daily basis, to be a listener when you need to talk and to be a friend in whom you may confide.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns with which I can be of assistance.


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