On Monday, September 12th, 2022, at sunrise, the Odessa Police Department will be paying tribute to fallen officer, Corporal Abel Marquez.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of his passing. He died shortly after responding to a domestic violence call, the same call that also killed fellow officers Corporal Arlie Jones and Corporal Scott Gardner. In remembrance, the Odessa Police Department Honor Guard will place a wreath at the Memorial Statue on the front lawn of the police department.
This wreath will be displayed from sunrise until sunset in honor of Corporal Marquez. Anyone wishing to show their respects is encouraged to visit our memorial during this time.