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Fallen Officer’s 5K To Raise Funds for Scholarships on May 11

Irving Police Department Officer Andrew Esparza sustained fatal injuries in an automobile accident while responding to assist another officer April 13, 2007.
The Officer Andrew Esparza Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 11 at Mustang Recreation Center, 2223 Kinwest Parkway.

Proceeds will benefit the Andrew Esparza Memorial Foundation, which provides college scholarships to Irving Police Officers’ children and students at Burleson High School (Esparza's alma mater). Registration is $25.00 for the 5K and $15 for the 1-mile fun run, and includes a T-shirt. There will be a carnival after the race at 5 p.m. at the rec center.

Esparza was a two-year member of the Irving Police Department when he died from injuries sustained while serving in the line of duty in 2007.

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Posted April 19

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