Good Afternoon Neighbors,
It is with a heavy heart we would like to share the below information regarding the sudden passing of Officer Velasquez.
Officer Velasquez was hired with the Indio Police Department on July 7, 2016. After a brief but brave battle with a rare form of lung cancer, Officer Velasquez passed away on May 31, 2018.
The entire Indio Police Department is mourning the loss of our sister in blue. We were shaken to our core to learn of her unexpected passing. Officer Velasquez was a beautiful soul with an infectious smile. Her IPD family and the community she served will miss her greatly.
Izzy, though you may have lost the battle, we carry on in your name to fight the good fight. We will remain forever W455 Strong. We have the watch from here, as you hold the line from above. Until we see you again, may your smile never fade in our heart.
The City of Indio