Mission, TX – It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Mission Police Officer Jorge Cabrera.
“We mourn the loss of a great co-worker and friend. There are few words to express the pain of this loss, not only to the Mission Police Department but to our community. Officer Cabrera has been a dedicated public servant and was assigned to our patrol bureau,” Mission Police Chief Robert Dominguez said. “We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Officer Cabrera. He will be greatly missed by us all.”
Cabrera, a 12-year veteran with the city’s police department, died Monday evening of complications related to COVID-19. He was 42.
“I want to extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and our law enforcement community. Officer Cabrera personified what it means to be the best in blue. He faithfully served the City of Mission,” Mayor Dr. Armando O’Caña said. “His hard work and dedication to serving our community will be missed.”
Colleagues described him as a popular officer seen as a leader within the department.
“Officer Cabrera committed his life to selfless service and we are deeply saddened by his passing. We are praying for his family, friends, and law enforcement brothers and sisters during this very difficult time as we remember the impact he had on the lives of those around him,” City Manager Randy Perez said. “We will carry on his legacy in our work and service.”