• May 16, 2022
 Fundraiser to Benefit “Officer Angel David Garcia Memorial Interchange”

Fundraiser to Benefit “Officer Angel David Garcia Memorial Interchange”

On December 16, 2012, El Paso Police Officer Angel David Garcia died after being hit by a car while removing debris from Interstate 10; now friends, family and supporters are working to make sure his dedication is never forgotten.

A dedicated public servant, Angel was an active member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and a graduate of Clint High School and El Paso Community College.
In 2013, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3946 to designate a portion of I-10 near Joe Battle Boulevard the “Officer Angel David Garcia Memorial Interchange.”
However, organizers point out that the bill did not allocate funds to the signage of the interchange, which has an estimated total cost of $65,503.88.
Angel’s parents, Mike and Elsa Garcia, as well as State Representative Art Fierro have partnered with the El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association and El Paso Community Foundation to raise funds to erect the markers indicating the designation.
The El Paso Community Foundation has generously agreed to donate half of the needed cost to erect the signs honoring Officer Garcia. It is now up to us and our community to raise the other half of the cost.
“This project is long overdue. I would like to thank the El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso Municipal Police Officers’ Association, as well as the Garcia family for their work and dedication to this project,” Representative Art Fierro. “We are looking forward to involving the community in our fundraising efforts to finally give Officer Garcia the recognition he deserves.”

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