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Deputy Sheriff Peter John Herrera

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 24, 2019

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Peter John Herrera

My Beautiful Nephew There is Not One Day That Goes By That I Do Not Think About You! Your Mom and I Always Talk About You And All The Wonderful Memories You Left Us! We Miss You! We Cry For You MyPeto! I Will Continue Your Legacy With Kites In The Sky!! I Love You Nephew

Paulina Hijar

January 9, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest easy brother.

Former Leo

August 9, 2023

Fallen Deputy Peter John Herrera was the youngest of Our children, left are his older brother Louie, Sister Melissa and his nephew Damian. Our Son Peter was God's Warrior for peace , An Avenger against evil. Proud to Serve and Protect this County of El Paso Texas. We miss him dearly. Thankyou Son for your service. Every life is a story! Thankyou Son for being part of ours. Love you always, never forgotten!

Esther Hijar Herrera

October 16, 2022

Wife of fallen deputy Peter Herrera follows in husband’s footsteps and becomes detention officer

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 KTSM NEWS

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The widow of a fallen El Paso County Sheriff Deputy has followed in her husband’s footsteps and has graduated from the El Paso County Detention Officer Academy.

Ashley Herrera graduated from the Academy on Friday, March 20. She applied to become a detention officer in honor of her late husband who was killed during a traffic stop in San Elizario in March of 2019.

El Paso County Sheriff Deputy Peter Herrera was honored at a special ceremony in January 2020.

114 other fallen officers from around the nation who were killed in the line of duty were also honored during that ceremony.

Back in January, Sheriff Richard Wiles told KTSM 9 News, “After her husband passed away, she wanted to follow in his footsteps. She applied and was accepted into the academy and she’s going through training right now.”

14 other cadets graduated from the Academy and were honored during a special ceremony. They were part of the class 20-1.

Retired Police Officer

March 26, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Herrera,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A grateful El Paso County resident

United States Border Patrol

March 24, 2020

Widow of Deputy Peter Herrera training to become part El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Posted on January 31st 2020 KFOX14

EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) - The widow of a fallen El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy is following in the footsteps of her late husband.

Ashley Herrera was in a detention officer’s uniform at Friday’s event alongside Sheriff Richard Wiles.

Deputy Peter Herrera was slain in March 2019 during a traffic stop.

Wiles announced at the event that the agency will participate in National Police Week hosted in Washington, D.C. in May 2020.

Ashley is honoring her husband's legacy by serving the community the same way he did.

“The widow – Deputy Herrera’s widow – is now in our detention officer academy. After her husband passed away, she wanted to follow in his footsteps, and she applied and got into our academy and is going through training right now. We think that’s really important to help her heal and give some peace to her family and Peter’s family.”

Peter was one of the 114 law enforcement officers from around the nation who lost their lives last year.

Retired Police Officer

February 2, 2020

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over nine years. I pray that Peter's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

January 11, 2020

To all the family and friends of Deputy Herrera, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort, hope and peace from God.

Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

July 22, 2019


Cpl Julian “Jules” Olvera
Seguin Police Department

May 5, 2019

My dearest brother. I know you are watching over us all now. I know your wings are strong, big, and beautiful. You have always been a hero. You will never be forgotten. You have so much love from so many. Until we meet again, I will take care of Mom and Dad. I love you always.

Melissa Herrera, Assistant Chief
U.S. Border Patrol

May 4, 2019

I would just like to say thank you (although that doesn't seem to be enough) for your service and sacrifice (trying to make this crazy world a better and safer place). You will not be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to your friends, family and coworkers. RIP.

Marie C
NJ Citizen

April 23, 2019

Rest in Peace Deputy Herrera. Thank you for your service & sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the entire EPCSO.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

April 12, 2019

R.I.P. BROTHER Herrera!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

April 10, 2019

Sorry for the loss of the LEO. We all lose so much when such is taken from us. May God give the family and fellow officers they worked with Peace and Strength to carry on.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

April 7, 2019


Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

Thank you for all your service you have done. The courage you have in the profession as a law enforcement takes more than anyone can imagine. The impact you've made in the El Paso County Sheriff's Department and the community will forever be remember. The honor, courage, and selfless service you inspire of all current and future law enforcement to be is impacting. The amount of respect I have for you Deputy Sheriff Peter Herrera is limitless.

To have the El Paso community respect and honor your legacy is a reflection of who you are as a person. The fact, that you were willing to scarifies your life in the line of duty because of the passion you had for the Sheriff's department is incredible and heroic. You made me want to be someone like you. Once again, thank you for all you have done.

Deputy Sheriff Trainee De La Torre
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

April 4, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

April 4, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Herrera. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

April 4, 2019

Herrera family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Deputy Herrera thank you for your Dedicated Service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrafice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

April 4, 2019

“My eyes have seen things yours has not,
My heart had burned in ways yours cannot,
My soul has bled in ways yours will not,
The nots, cannots, and will nots are the sheep of our community,
They sleep without fear, because I am the wolf that keeps the other wolves at bay”

Rip brother, I know your still watching down. Keep the wolves at bay as you did everyday’

Prior officer

April 4, 2019

I wish I was there to back you , my brother! Rest in peace, rest in heaven! We'll take it from here.

Officer Mohamad
Police Officer in Texas

April 2, 2019

Thank you for your service sir GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

April 1, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother .

Det. Andreoli

April 1, 2019

Deputy Herrera,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

April 1, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 1, 2019

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