A procession was held Monday night in honor of a 12-year-veteran with the Mission Police Department who succumbed from COVID-19 related complications.
Officer Jorge Cabrera, 42, passed away Monday.
A news release from the city said colleagues described Cabrera as a leader within the department.
“We mourn the loss of a great co-worker and friend. There are few words to express the pain of this loss, not only to the Mission Police Department, but to our community. Officer Cabrera has been a dedicated public servant and was assigned to our patrol bureau,” Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez said in a statement. “We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Cabrera. He will be greatly missed by us all.”
A procession was held Monday night to transport Cabrera’s body from Mission Regional Hospital to the Ric Brown Funeral Home. Law enforcement agencies from around the Valley joined the Mission Police department in the procession.
“I want to extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends and our law enforcement community. Officer Cabrera personified what it means to be the best in blue. He faithfully served the City of Mission,” Mayor Dr. Armando O’Caña said. “His hard work and dedication to serving our community will be missed.”
A makeshift memorial was created outside the Mission Police Department at 1200 E. 8th Street in Mission.
“Officer Cabrera committed his life to selfless service and we are deeply saddened by his passing. We are praying for his family, friends and law enforcement brothers and sisters during this very difficult time as we remember the impact he had on the lives of those around him,” City Manager Randy Perez said. “We will carry on his legacy in our work and service.”
A procession was held Monday night in honor of a Mission police officer who succumbed from COVID-19 related complications.
The city of Mission confirmed the passing of the unidentified officer in a social media post.
“The Mission Police Department and our entire community is in mourning following the loss of an officer due to complications from COVID-19,” the post read. “A procession was held tonight from Mission Regional to Ric Brown Funeral Home to honor the veteran of the force.”