Hundreds gather to honor fallen Nogales police officer

Hundreds gather to honor fallen Nogales police officer

NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Saturday marked an emotional day in the City of Nogales. As this city, friends, law enforcement and family remembered and honored Nogales Police Officer Jesus Cordova.

The service was held at Nogales High School in the performing arts center. It holds about 980 people. I was told that it was standing room only. Some people had to be moved to the high school basketball gym.

The service began a little after 10:00 a.m. and it lasted around 2 hours. Bishop Edward Weisenburger presided over the catholic ceremony. The last person to speak at the service, Alyssa Cordova the widow of Officer Cordova.

In the courtyard of the high school, law enforcement honored Cordova with a roll out of his casket in front of the many law enforcement personnel and mourners that were in attendance.

Shortly after a fly-by of helicopters preceded a special moment as officers honored Cordova with taps and a gun salute.

Nogales Police Chief Roy Bermudez presented the American Flag to the Cordova family as the last radio call for the officer played in the background.

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