September 1, 2019

News and Media

Media Contact – Andrew Peralta
(702) 204-6383


Las Vegas, NV-On behalf of the National Latino Peace Officers Association® (NLPOA), our heartfelt condolences go out to people directly affected by the recent mass shootings of Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and yesterday Midland and Odessa, Texas.

I am grateful to the extraordinarily fearless men and women that arrived at these incidents. Our first responders are to be commended for their incredible courage and swift action. There is no doubt based on their selfless acts that they saved innocent lives.

These deplorable actions enacted by these men has not only shaken these communities but the nation as a whole. We do not accept that this is the new “normal,” we are Americans and we remain irrepressible.

To address the tragic event where the innocent people of El Paso, Texas were targeted and murdered based upon their race or national origin, we ask that our prosecutors help us to vigorously pursue those involved in hate crimes. In addition, we ask that President Trump direct resources to dismantle and bring to justice any individuals with these violent ideologies.

The NLPOA was founded on fundamental principles and values to serve our communities and many of us our first-generation police officers of Hispanic descent. We will not be discouraged; we will continue to serve in this honorable career, and we will support our sons and daughters as they enter this noble profession and together, we will fight against all forms of evil.



Cindy M. Rodriguez, NLPOA National President

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National Latino Peace Officers Association® (NLPOA) – “Honoring Family, Education, and Community through Service and Mentorship© since 1972.

If you would like more information concerning this Press Release, please contact Cindy M. Rodriguez, NLPOA National President via email at