Jesus and Alyssa Cordova were married for less than one year. Now, Mrs. Cordova is mourning the death of her husband, while also looking after their two young children -- with another baby on the way.
Mrs. Cordova says they first met each other while working with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office. Shortly after, they got married and began a family with plans of growing old together in Nogales.
Officer Jesus Cordova was born in Nogales, Sonora, but graduated from Nogales High School and embarked on his career in law enforcement in Arizona.
Mrs. Cordova says her husband was there for the birth of their first two children and knows in her heart he will be there when their baby boy is born.
"I can't fathom thinking about tomorrow without him," she said. "I can't fathom living five years without him, let alone the rest of my life."
Funeral services for Officer Cordova are still being planned.
A GoFundMe page has been started to support Cordova's family as they work through this tragedy.