Ector County Hospital District Police Department Mourns the Loss of Officer in Traffic Acciden

ODESSA, TEXAS – The Ector County Hospital District Police Department and Medical
Center Health System are mourning the loss of Sgt. Daniel Valenzuela Jr., who was
killed in a traffic accident early Sunday morning San Antonio, along with his father and
grandmother.
“The Ector County Hospital District Police Department and Medical Center Health
System suffered a devastating loss early Sunday morning when Sgt. Daniel Valenzuela
Jr. was taken far too soon,” said Brad Timmons, Chief of Police, ECHD. “Sgt.
Valenzuela was instrumental in all aspects of the police department and MCH. Sgt.
Valenzuela was a friend, colleague and an outstanding police officer that has served his
community with the utmost integrity and professionalism. Most importantly, he was a
good man and he will be dearly missed. We ask the community to keep the Valenzuela
family in your thoughts and prayers.”
Sgt. Valenzuela leaves behind his wife and four children.
Sgt. Valenzuela served in law enforcement for almost 13 years. He started his career in
Lamesa, before moving to the Crane County Sheriff’s Office, and then the Ector County
Hospital District Police Department, where he’s spent the past seven years.

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Author: Danny Barrera