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Mission PD to host Crime Victims’ Ceremony – One mile walk & butterfly release will be held to honor crime victims

The City of Mission Police Department will be holding a remembrance walk and ceremony in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Join Mission city leaders and first responders on Thursday, April 22nd as they honor victims and support survivors of crime.

A walk to honor victims will be held at 5 p.m., followed by a special ceremony at approximately 6 p.m. Bobbie Espericueta, wife of Mission Police Cpl. Jose Luis “Speedy” Espericueta Jr, will serve as the keynote speaker. In June of 2019, Cpl. Espericueta was shot and killed in the line of duty.

There will also be a butterfly release, to honor all victims.  After the ceremony, the department will host an open house with community service agencies in attendance as well as free food, refreshments and entertainment.


Who:                          Mission Police Department

What:                         Hosting walk and ceremony in honor of crime victims and survivors

When:                        5 – 8 p.m., Thursday April 22

Where:                      Mission Police Department Courtyard 1200 E. 8th Street