to connectVideoBlue Life: – Remember, Peter Herrera (1984 – 2019)
Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera succumbed to injuries sustained when he was shot dead after a vehicle is 24 March 2019 at the latest. Herrera also served as El Paso County in Texas for 6 years as a corrections officer and five years as a Sheriff’s Deputy. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
On a family trip to one of New Mexico’s national forests, with a 5-year-old, Peter, Herrera, was told by his parents that he would be able to choose an item from the gift shop.
The little boy was instantly drawn to a replica of a sheriff’s badge.
“He put it on,” recalls his mother, Esther. “He loves the badge, [and even] when he is older. He said: “One day, I’m going to be for the protection of the president of the United States of america.'”
Eventually, Herrera was wearing an actual badge.
He just didn’t have the protection of the president, but he did make his mark as a detention officer and then as a member of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
Herrera, 35, took over the role as the guardian of law and order and, in particular, very seriously. Friends say that he had been facing — and often it is hard for themselves.
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“It was easy, I was a joker,” said Assistant Adrian Gonzalez, who is good friends with Herrera. “He was a very, very serious. He didn’t have to, as social media is concerned. Sometimes, people choose to have their interns (if in a sort of rite of passage, but he did not, he was very professional the entire time.”
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy, Peter Herrera and his new bride, Ashley.
When off-duty, Gonzalez said: “Pete was a kind, if he doesn’t like you, he will let you know. If he did, he will take care of you.”
They became friends on the movie.
Gonzales, 39, was working with heavy weights in the gym, then, Herrera, who, he saw, on the job, but never chatted with, there came out to him.
“He said,” Hey, do you have to work out in the annex, right?'” Gonzales has said. They talked a little more, and Herrera said, “If you ever need a spotter let me know.” And I said, “well, I need a spotter now,” he said, ” O. K., I’ve got you.” And from that day on, we’re going to be working with each other.”
After an intense training session, Gonzales said, laughing, “We’re going to go to Applebee’s to have the chocolate cake.”
Peter Herrera living his childhood dream of wearing a badge.
Herrera was out with his brothers and sisters, and was especially close to his mother, the only child of hers who still lived in dallas, Texas.
She loved to cook for him, and his favorite home-made spaghetti.
“Ever since he was a law enforcement officer, he worked several different shifts,” she said, “I didn’t really care about the time, he would come home when he was hungry, when he decided he wanted a steak, I’d have to give him a steak.”
Herrera was a miracle baby. He was born prematurely, weighing only 3 lbs.
“We lost him when he was born,” she said. “He was supposed to stay in the hospital for a month and a half.”
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy, Peter Herrera, with the teenagers he supervised.
Esther Herrera, had a lot of philosophical discussions with her son and her other children as well.
“I have always said,” Be thou humble, and the smile on your face, and sometimes it is the person who is you come face to face with a smile on your face, ” she said.
Another opinion is that they will not continue to be: “If you’re going to do something, do it right or don’t do it at all. Do the best you can.”
Ever since her son was in a job that at times put him in danger, and she was trying to get to the issue of the victim of domestic violence.
“Several times I said to myself, ‘We need to talk about the situation,” she said. “I said,” I have respect for what you are doing, but we need to talk about what if.'”
Herrera said simply: “Mom, I’m going to give my all.”
Peter Herrera often wears the Blue of the Life Of the shirt, and even under a suit. His mother, Esther, says that in this picture, Peter looks like he’s looking up at the Lord.”
But with Gonzalez, Herrera will discuss the dangers that threaten them.
“We talked about that a lot,” Gonzales said. “He said,” Don’t leave me in life.” He was very serious about it, and he was always talking about. He said: “We have to take it seriously.'”
On the night he was shot, he called Gonzalez, with whom he used to do off-duty security work for many hours before planning on a few bars, they would have to work together, and after he finished his shift.
And even though he was married four months ago, Herrera was still often interrupted by his mother’s house, and he did that on his last morning.
“I gave it to him before he went to work, and I’ve always had washed and ironed his uniform,” his mother said. “I was so blessed to get to see him that day.”
During his shift on March 22, Herrera was pulled over a vehicle for a registration violation, and instructed the driver to step out. When the driver did, officials say he fired 15 rounds at Herrera. Herrera was taken to a hospital, and, in the first instance, it seems to be responding well to the surgery, he took a turn for the worse and died two days later.
Esther Herrera said she is trying to be philosophical as she is in mourning for her son, so she thinks of a small, vulnerable, new-born fight for life.
“I used to say,” If the Lord calls you, and I will say this: Thank you so much, ” she said. “I will give thanks to the Lord for the 35 years of glory, he gave it to me. I have wonderful memories of them.”
The killing of the pilot, it will be very painful, and she knows it. To lose a child — in any way — it’s windy enough. But in order to know that he had been shot down over and over, and over, and he lived with his wounds for two days, brings with it the boundless despair.
“I stopped watching the news after it has happened,” she said. “I need to be strong when testing comes up, I ask God to give me the strength to sit through the trial.”
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In the meantime, she fills her mind and heart is what matters in the long run: “you can close your eyes and picture the person in charge of the earth, and that’s what keeps you going.”