In Texas, the City of Mission honored fallen officer Jorge Cabrera who died of COVID-19 last August with a memorial and street in his name.
The 4500 block of south Glasscock Road will now be called “Officer Jorge Cabrera Road,” as city officials and the Mission Police Department came together to unveil the sign on Cabrera’s birthday with his family in attendance.
The 12-year veteran would have been 43 years old.
Pro-tem Mayor Jessica Ortega remembered her last text from Cabrera which read, “I will forego a raise for myself as long as we get equipment and what we need at Mission PD,” which she said exemplified his selfless nature.
According to KRGV, Cabrera contracted COVID while on the job, and leaves behind a wife, three children and extended family.
Amy Cabrera, wife of Officer Jorge Cabrera said, “I’m feeling overwhelmed, sad, proud, a lot of things. We have our moments of course but a lot of our memories are funny and happy so we just try to talk about those as often as possible.”
Mission police Chief Robert Dominguez said that Cabrera was a man of faith and always put God first, and that one of his last requests was to read his Bible.
“On his last days, what did he ask for? He asked for his bible. He asked for the bible that he used all the time because he wanted to read,” he said.
Cabrera has been recognized for his service at both the federal and local level.
“Right now at a federal level he has already been included in the wall in Washington D.C.,” Chief Dominguez said. “I think it’s important for the community as a whole to recognize people that make the ultimate sacrifice.”