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Murdered Nogales Officer gets "Officer of the Year"

Posted at 5:22 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 21:39:58-05

NOGALES, Ariz. -- A murdered Nogales Police Officer was awarded the "Officer of the Year" Award.

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The award for Officer Jesus "Chuy" Cordova was received by his wife and family. The Nogales Police Department posted about the award today on Twitter.

The suspect accused of killing Officer Cordova is David Ernesto Murillo. On February 14th, 2019, the prosecution in the case decided they will seek the death penalty against Murillo.

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The Nogales Police Department also gave out a "Customer Service of the Year" Award to VIlla's Market.