Peter John (Pete) Herrera
1983 - 2019
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Peter John (Pete) Herrera

El Paso - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Deputy Peter John Herrera (Pete), 35, of El Paso, Texas on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Pete was born December 12, 1983, he was a Del Valle High School graduate, and a lifelong resident of El Paso. He gave his life protecting and serving the county of El Paso and community he loved. Pete was a compassionate, good hearted, hardworking man, who loved his family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers. He was the epitome of what every law enforcement officer should be.

Pete honorably served El Paso County for 11 years serving as a Corrections Officer for six years and an El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy for the last five years. He is survived by his wife Ashley Ernewayn-Herrera, his daughter Natalie Belle Maldonado, his parents Luis and Esther Herrera, his brother Louie Herrera (Julie) and his sister Melissa Herrera. Peter will also be forever remembered by nephews, nieces, extended family, dear friends and his fellow LEO's. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Luis L. Herrera, Thomasa Herrera, and Pedro Hijar.

Pete enjoyed spending time with his family and he demonstrated his love and support for them daily. He is highly thought of by his friends and fellow deputies. Pete was one of a kind and will be remembered as such. The family would like to thank the staff, trauma surgeons and ICU nurses from Del Sol Hospital whom worked tirelessly and fervently nonstop.

The family and friends of Deputy Peter J. Herrera invite you to join them as they lay to rest their beloved hero.

Visitation will be held from 5:00pm - 9:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini 12200 Vista Del Sol. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00am on Friday, March 29, 2019 at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini with a Committal Service to follow at Evergreen East Cemetery. Funeral Services under the direction of Martin Funeral Home East.

Watch over your fellow brothers & sisters Deputy and rest easy, they will take it from here.

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Published in El Paso Times on Mar. 28, 2019.
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October 4, 2020
I Esther Hijar Herrera mother of Fallen Deputy Sheriff Peter John Herrera thank everyone who crossed my sons path with love and peace...Every life is a Story... Thankyou all for being part of ours!!! Amen
Esther Hijar Herrera
October 4, 2020
Esther Hijar Herrera
October 4, 2020
My Son, I thank You for being such a glorious and humble son!! There isn't a minute that goes by where I miss you. The memories you left me are so strong and concrete that I have placed them in a journal for the family to read. My prayers for you. R.I.P. my Son, may perpetual light always shine upon you Until then..Love you so much, Your Mother
Esther Hijar Herrera
May 12, 2020
Rip Deputy Herrera May the lord watch over you everyday. And bless you with many blessings. I know how hard this lost could be . My uncle Lost his friend on sep-1-2019 . So I could feel his pain everyday because of how much he loved his friend . Herrera family my prayers are with you may the blessings bring you joy and happiness!!
Desiree Arrieta
March 22, 2020
RIP Deputy Herrera keep watching over us from heaven . All of us from the San Elizario community miss you thank you for all u and your wife did for the L. G . Alarcon Elementary.
Adriana Rios
April 20, 2019
So sorry for your loss may god give you the strength to keep going Mrs. Herrera even though i don't know you im sad about what happened to your husband my condolences go out to you and and the rest of his family
Adriana Gonzalez Rios
April 16, 2019
RIP Deputy Peter Herrera my prayers and condolances to the family may the lord embrace you in his arms and comfort everyone in this difficult time heaven recieved a beautiful angel♂
Gloria Villanueva
April 10, 2019
RIP Deputy Herrera. Thank you for your service. Lifting your wife, daughter, and family in prayer. My the Lord continue to provide them with His peace, comfort, and strength to continue to carry on your legacy. Sending the Herrera family and friends peace and hugs.
Susie Ullloa
April 8, 2019
My prayers go to the family and his wife and daughter and the brothers in blue May he Rest In Peace
Charlotte Ochoa
April 6, 2019
My condolences to the Herrera family. Thank you for your service. God Bless
Tony Gardea
April 3, 2019
My condolences to the family, so heartbreaking. Thank you for your service Deputy Herrera
April 3, 2019
God, Speed Deputy Herrera...R.I.P, Our Lady Of Guadalupe had you under HER wings as you were born on December 12th, Her Feast Day! she was waiting for you as you stormed thru the the Gates of Heaven, you are now walking the streets of Gold...loving you always!
Michelle Gardea
April 2, 2019
Dear Uncle & Aunt/cousins,
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.
You are in my thought's and prayers.
Rest in peace now Deputy Herrera,
your cousin Joe Tony Madrid.
Joe Madrid
April 1, 2019
Ashley Ernewayn-Herrera and Natalie, Mr. Luis and Mrs. Esther Herrera, and Louie and Melissa Herrera...

On Guam USA, a territory 6,800 miles from you, we mourn this loss of one of America's hero law enforcement officers, your husband, father, son and brother... Peter John. May the Lord comfort all of you during this difficult loss, and know that all of you are in our hearts here on Guam and greatly saddened by this loss. Our sincerest prayers for Peter and all of you.
Wade (Borja) Paul
March 31, 2019
Rest In Peace, Deputy & thank you for your service. May your loved ones find peace and comfort in the love they have for you and for each other. God Bless you and your family.
S. Rosales
March 30, 2019
the Lord only calls and accepts only the best. Mr. Herrera was one of the best we had to offer.. May the Lord's peace be with your whole family.
Willie Trejo
March 30, 2019
My condolences to his wife, as to all his love onces. He was a true hero , and even more in my son's eyes. For he made a difference in his life. With his advice & honesty. Thank you so much for always being true. God bless
Jasmine Holguin
March 30, 2019
Thank you for your service and keeping us safe. Rest In Peace with the angels. Heartfelt condolences to the families of this brave man in blue.
J Bustillos
March 29, 2019
My condolences to all the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you, friends. May God bless you and comfort you during this time.Love & blessings, Anita (Ana) Saenz Cortez
Anita Saenz Cortez
March 29, 2019
Paredes Family
March 29, 2019
Rest in peace cousin. Your memory will live on in our hearts forever. We love you , always and forever.
Amanda Hijar
March 29, 2019
My deepest condolences to his family and friends for this enormous loss. May he rest in peace. God bless us all.
M. H.
March 29, 2019
From one LEO family to another, we are so saddened for your loss. We stand with you and are here for you in support. If you ever need anything, all you need to do is ask. Godspeed Deputy Herrera. Our prayers and condolences to your family.
Maria Franco
March 29, 2019
Thank you for your service officer, may you rest in peace. My condolences to his loved ones.
Elizabeth Muñoz
March 29, 2019
A very strong man set a great example for everyone to follow, may the Lord watch over his family and he'll continue his path from above.

There are no words that can express the heartfelt sorrow we have for the loss of your loved one. As parents of a son in Blue, we send our deepest condolences to the Wife and Family of Deputy Peter Herrera; as well as the EPSO. May God bless you with His peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are all in our prayers.

Thank you Deputy Herrera for providing a blanket of security while we slept and for your service to the great City/County of El Paso.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith"...2Timothy 2:7
True Blue Forever
March 29, 2019
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 29, 2019
To the Family and Friends of Peter Herrera, My heartfelt condolences on the loss Peter Herrera. Our community has lost a Hero, and Heaven has gained an Angel. Thank you Sir for your Bravery and Service, and Prayers to his Family.
Margaret Hall
March 29, 2019
RIP American Hero Thank You for being a amazing example for all May God receive you in his glory.
Elizabeth Ruiz
March 29, 2019
My most deepest condolences to the loved ones left behind. I am so grateful for Officer Herrera's service and was saddened to hear that he had fallen. The city is #1 because of HEROES like him. May he Rest In Peace.
Michael Caldwell
March 28, 2019
Esther, this is you cousin Raymond Imai. I am so shocked and sad to hear the news of the passing of your beloved son. I believe that one day you will see him again. Please take care of yourself. May GOD BLESS YOU and your family.
Raymond Imai, jr
March 28, 2019
My deepest condolences to Mr Herrera's friends and family. Pete, Thank you for your service. We will certainly miss you.
Terry Velez
March 28, 2019
Our condolences to the officers wife and family From: The Gonzalez family
Denise Gonzalez
March 28, 2019
R. I. P Deputy Peter Herrera. To his widow, I feel her pain. I know exactly what she's going through. My sincere condolences go out to her, his child(ren), family, friends, and colleagues. May God embrace you all in His loving arms and give you much comfort and strength in this difficult moment.
Hazel Gallardo
March 28, 2019
My deapest condolences to the Herrera family , May God be with the family , Rest In Peace Peter,
Kathy , christeen Gallarzo
March 28, 2019
Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Ashley, lift your face up to the heavens and let your hero see your beautiful smile.
March 28, 2019
Our condolences To The Herrera Family. May God give you the strength during this difficult time. Deputy Herrera was a caring person and whom help my son and everyone who needed help. Deputy Herrera did his job with pride and he is going to be missed by everyone who knew him. Deputy Herrera Thank You for Your Services.
Yolanda Phillips
March 28, 2019
My little Peter I saw you like my little brother back in the White Tiger Ninja days I can't believe this is you my brother may you RIP and condolences to your Mom,Dad, your Sister and family your big White Tiger Brother always Jose Jones
Jose Jones
March 28, 2019
Thank you for your service Deputy Herrera! Our condolences to your family.
John & Yvette Martinez
March 28, 2019
Heartfelt condolences & prayers to the family...Thank you for your service Deputy Herrera. May you Rest In Peace! Blessings to the family!
Louie & Rosa Carbajal
March 28, 2019
Thank you for keeping our school and community safe.. from your WDS Elementary School
March 28, 2019

Eternal rest grant unto them O, Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Thank you for your service Deputy Herrera.
March 28, 2019
Rest in Peace Mr Herrera.
Mr & Mrs Victor Alvidrez & Daughters
March 28, 2019
Thank you for your service Deputy Herrera. God Bless your beautiful family! EPSO stay strong we appreciate each and every one of you. Robert
March 28, 2019
Thank you for your service Deputy Herrera, our condolences to his wife and family
Family Diaz
March 28, 2019
Losing a loved one is heartbreaking. Losing a Hero is devastating. Wishing peace and comfort to everyone who knew and loved him as you endure this difficult time. Rest in eternal peace Deputy Herrera.
Julie Esparza
March 28, 2019
Rest in Paradise.
Thank You for your service, Deputy Herrera.
God Bless your family.
B. Duran
March 28, 2019
On behalf of Aurora Imai and Family, we send our sincerest Condolences. May our Almighty Father give each and every one of Deputy Herrera's family the strength to continue on, during this painful and trying time.
Deputy Herrera- thank you for your dedication, and service in protecting the Citizens of our city, El Paso, Texas.
Rest easy.
Catherine Imai (Yañez)
March 28, 2019
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March 28, 2019
To all the Herrera family our prayers continue in hope you can find comfort in knowing that he is resting in peace in God's kingdom. Thank you Peter for your service and the sacrifice that you had to pay. Rest in your eternal peace. You will be missed.
Mike and Bertha Vega
March 28, 2019
My prayers are with you all at your time of loss. Deputy Herrera, thank you sir.
Jennifer Armendariz
March 28, 2019
Thank you for your service and sacrifice Officer Pete Herrera. Ashley my heart is with you and you will always have a friend in me if you need anything or someone to talk to.
MariCruz Holguin (Coronado)
March 28, 2019
My deepest condolences.
Deputy Herrera, RIP.

To the family and friends,
Praying you find peace in your hearts.
Rosemary Gonzalez
March 28, 2019
Pete, my Night Owl, rest easy now brother. Until we meet again.
Ray Mata
March 28, 2019 will be terribly missed your presence here on Earth was immense..Heaven got a true Angel..Patrol the Heavens and continue to protect us from above...til we meet again ...Much Love and Respect..tell Our Heavenly Family they are missed and loved as well..Rest well Primito Hermoso..A TRUE HERO...
Lillian Madrid
March 28, 2019
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March 28, 2019
Thank you so much for your great service and Sacrifice. Heaven has gained an amazing Angel to keep watch over us and his family. Rest in peace my brother Ida and Arturo Tovar
Ida and Arturo Tovar
March 28, 2019
Thank u and your family for Dedicating your life to this city always in our prayers and Job well done my deepest condolences Oficer Dominguez #252 HCPD
Jennifer Dominguez
March 28, 2019
To the Herrera family, thoughts and prayers to you all.
March 28, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Deputy Peter Herrera. His service as a law enforcement officer for the El Paso community is greatly appreciated. May he rest in peace.
Cindy Gordon
March 28, 2019
To the family:
I am not alone in appreciating the service of Officer Herrera. May God comfort you as he "hears our cries for help" as promised in 2 Samuel 22:7. We are sorry.
Stephens Family
March 27, 2019
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