Police flood high school football stadium to cheer for officer son killed in line of task

Dozens of Texas police flood high school football stadium to cheer the son of an officer deadly shot in the line of duty

  • An estimated 50 uniformed officers from the entire South Texas region traveled to McAllen, Texas on Saturday to see Joaquin Espericueta play football
  • It was Joaquin debut with the Cathey Cobras, the first game he played in since his father's Mission Police Officer Jose Espericueta, was killed in line with his duty
  • Joaquin and Jose always made a connection between watching and playing football
  • The brothers and sisters of the killed officer in blue promised to be there for his son after his death
  • Joaquin served as honorary captain in the competition and his team won
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A murdered police officer in Texas was recently deprived of the opportunity to see his son's football debut, so his blue siblings did their best to stuff his shoes.

An estimated 50 uniformed officers from across the South Texas region traveled to McAllen, Texas on Saturday to see Joaquin Espericueta and his seventh-class Cathey Middle School football team in action.

Joaquin & # 39; s father, police force of the mission, corporal Jose & # 39; Speedy & # 39; Espericueta, was shot and killed on June 20 after he responded to the call from another officer for help about a local mother who said her son had shot her car, according to CNN.

The officer arrived to find the suspect, Juan Carlos Chapa Jr., 33, who ran away from Jose before turning around and firing several shots at him.

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A killed Texas police officer was recently deprived of the opportunity to see his son's football debut, so his blue siblings did their best to stuff his shoes

A killed Texas police officer was recently deprived of the opportunity to see his son's football debut, so his blue siblings did their best to stuff his shoes

Seventh grade Cathey Middle School football player Joaquin Espericueta (right) served as honorary captain for his team's game against the LBJ Knights on Saturday

Seventh grade Cathey Middle School football player Joaquin Espericueta (right) served as honorary captain for his team's game against the LBJ Knights on Saturday

Seventh grade Cathey Middle School football player Joaquin Espericueta (right) served as honorary captain for his team's game against the LBJ Knights on Saturday

An estimated 50 uniformed officers from across the South Texas region traveled to McAllen, Texas to see Joaquin play on Saturday.

An estimated 50 uniformed officers from across the South Texas region traveled to McAllen, Texas to see Joaquin play on Saturday.

An estimated 50 uniformed officers from the entire South Texas region traveled to McAllen, Texas to see Joaquin play on Saturday.

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Jose and other officers on the spot returned. Both Chapa and Jose were shot and later declared dead in separate hospitals.

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Jose was the first officer of the Mission Police Department killed at work in 40 years, according to the Washington Post.

Allegedly, his son Joaquin, who had a bond with his father while watching and playing football, was devastated.

Jose had been looking forward to watching his son's first game at Cathey Middle School.

Joaquin & # 39; s father Mission Police Officer Jose Espericueta (photo) was killed during the service on June 20

Joaquin & # 39; s father Mission Police Officer Jose Espericueta (photo) was killed during the service on June 20

An old photo of Jose Espericueta (center) with his son Joaquin (right) and the rest of their family

An old photo of Jose Espericueta (center) with his son Joaquin (right) and the rest of their family

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Joaquin & # 39; s father, police force of the mission, corporal Jose & # 39; Speedy & # 39; Espericueta (left), was shot and killed on June 20 after he responded to the call of another officer for help

Joaquin and his father watching and playing football

Joaquin and his father watching and playing football

Joaquin and his father watching and playing football

Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez said: & # 39; It was important for us as a law enforcement family to support Joaquin on his special day of his first football match & # 39;

Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez said: & # 39; It was important for us as a law enforcement family to support Joaquin on his special day of his first football match & # 39;

Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez said: & # 39; It was important for us as a law enforcement family to support Joaquin on his special day of his first football match & # 39;

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More than four dozen members of the Rio Grande Valley community filled the stands in the stadium instead of the fallen officer.

& # 39; We have made a promise to the family. We would always be there for special events. And today is his first football match, & officer Javier Lara told CBS News.

& # 39; It was important for us as a law enforcement family to support Joaquin on his special day of his first football game & # 39 ;, Robert Police Chief, Mission Police added.

& # 39; This was another first in his life and we wanted to be there. & # 39;

The Cathey Cobras beat their opponents, the LBJ Knights, by a large margin. Joaquin served as honorary captain for the competition.

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