Officer Jaime Padron memorial marker unveiled

Family members at the memorial to fallen Officer Jaime Padron (KXAN Photo/Juan Salinas)
Family members at the memorial to fallen Officer Jaime Padron (KXAN Photo/Juan Salinas)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A memorial marker for fallen Austin police officer Jaime Padron was unveiled Friday.

The memorial, at the northeast corner of the Walmart parking lot at 12900 N. Interstate 35, marks the place where Padron was killed in the line of duty in April 2012. 

APD Sr. Officer JaimePadron
APD Sr. Officer Jaime Padron

The Austin Police Officer Memorial Project was created by Officer Jason Huskins in 2008. The project places granite memorials at every location in Austin where a police officer was killed in the line of duty. The memorials, built of gray granite, are five feet four inches tall, 20 inches wide and six inches thick.

All the memorials are donated by Rockdale Memorials.

“This project was conceived as an effort to remind the citizens of Austin of the ultimate sacrifice made by Austin Police Officers in the name of public safety, security and well-being,” the department said in a statement. “The Memorials will contribute historical value and serve as a place for family and friends to remember their fallen Officers.”

In March, an officer who was killed in the line of duty 90 years ago was honored with a memorial as well.

APD memorial marker for Jaime Padron (APD Photo)
APD memorial marker for Jaime Padron (APD Photo)

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