Earlier this week, County Commissioner Carlos Leon hosted an unveiling ceremony for the renaming and dedication of the Clint Station to our fallen Deputy Peter J. Herrera.
Deputy Herrera was killed during a traffic stop in San Elizario in March of 2019. Thousands turned out for his procession – which made its way by his Clint duty station – and the subsequent mass and burial.
Along with the dedication Commissioner Leon unveiled Deputy Herrera’s monument.
The event followed a Resolution issued by Commissioners Court on Monday, November 18, 2019, recognizing the life and service of Deputy Peter John Herrera.
The online photo album for the unveiling and dedication ceremony can be viewed by clicking on this link.
WHEREAS: Deputy Sheriff Peter John Herrera was born on December 12, 1983,
graduated from Del Valle High School and honorably served the El Paso County
Sheriff’s Office for 11 years; six as a Detention Officer and five as a Deputy Sheriff; and
WHEREAS: Deputy Herrera at thirty-five years of age, succumbed to wounds sustained
during a traffic stop in San Elizario, Texas on Friday, March 22, 2019; and
WHEREAS: after two days of fighting for his life, Deputy Herrera went home to be with
the Lord on Sunday, March 24, 2019; and
WHEREAS: Deputy Herrera made the ultimate sacrifice serving his beloved community
of El Paso; and
WHEREAS: his family, friends and fellow brothers and sisters in uniform, lost a
husband, a father, a son, a brother, a loyal friend and El Paso County lost a trusted
WHEREAS: Bible verse Matthew 5:9 states, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall
be called children of God.”
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the El Paso County Judge and
Commissioners Court hereby recognize and celebrate the life of Deputy Peter John
Herrera, badge #4928.