The Odessa Police Department honored the 15th Anniversary of a fallen officer. A wreath-laying ceremony took place at sunrise to pay tribute to Corporal Abel Marquez.
The 32-year-old officer was involved in the same incident that killed Corporal Scott Gardner and Corporal Arlie Jones. They were shot while responding to a domestic violence call. Corporal Marquez was transported to a local hospital where he remained unconscious until passing away four days later.
No matter how many years pass, OPD will continue to remember Corporal Marquez who wore badge 422 and paid the ultimate price.