Mission Chief of Police Robert Dominguez gives eight Mission police officers Letters of Commendations for their meritorious service during a recent police shooting in La Joya.
Chief Dominguez commended the officers for their professional achievement in the superior performance of their duties while responding to two officers shot in La Joya, on July 22. Mission SWAT Officer Jesus D. Gonzalez and team members (Geraldo Longoria, Christopher Piland, Art Flores, Alex Morales, Rolando Perez, Hector Mendez, Arturo Tijerina) responded to the scene. They prepared without hesitation to come to the aide of the five remaining officers who were pinned and taking cover behind their units. Mission SWAT Members utilized the department’s armored vehicle and provided cover to rescue the officers. Mission SWAT Officers also took rapid gunfire from the suspect while assisting in bringing a closure to the incident. The Chief commended the SWAT Officers’ work ethic and dedication to their profession.