Odessa Police Sergeant Gabe Hernandez joined the Odessa police force 15 years ago.
In 2000, he married Cindy Jaramillo in Midland, and together they had two children.
In April, Sgt. Hernandez suffered a sudden, fatal heart attack...leaving a shocked department.
This year, to honor Sgt. Hernandez, there was a special tribute to his life of service at the American Tribute at Memorial Gardens Park, thanking him for his service for the city.
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