MISSION, Texas — On Thursday the City of Mission Police Department commemorated a fallen officer by renaming after him.
The roadway on the 4500 block of South Glasscock is now called Officer Jorge Cabrera Road.
“Those days that I spent with him, in my office whether it was as union president or one of my officers, I will treasure them. He had that character of always making sure that he followed the letter of the law in everything that he did,” said Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez.
The Mission City Council proclaimed May 6 as Officer Jorge Cabrera Day and it would have been his 43rd birthday.
Officer Cabrera was a life-long resident of Mission and served 12 years in the police department. He died in August from COVID-19. It is presumed he was exposed to the virus while on duty.